Self Respect Quotes and Sayings

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller

I’m not a backup plan, and definitely not a second choice.

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or make you happy.

Cutting people out of my life, does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.

Never beg for a relationship. Be brave to accept the one who really wants to be with you and reject the one who just pretends to be with you.

No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.
Marilyn Monroe

Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
Adolf Hitler


A man who respects a woman must be a reasonable man!

Submitted by: mariam on January 4, 2010

How can you respect others without respecting yourself?

Submitted by: Anonymous on January 15, 2008

Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect,and the absence of ego.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self respect isn’t ignoring your flaws: it’s embracing them.

Submitted by: Anonymous on January 15, 2008

When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.

Don’t grow a wish bone where your back bone aught to be.

Submitted by: Amanda K on October 5, 2007

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.
Oprah Winfrey

Before you respect others respect yourself first.

Submitted by: marvin diacosta on November 27, 2013

If you don’t have respect for yourself, you won’t get it anywhere else.

Don’t ever dumb yourself down just to make someone else feel comfortable.

Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Respect Yourself.
If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember, the world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.

It’s always good to compromise only when, the other side understands your feelings. But, it’s not good to bend so much that you loose your existence. :)

Submitted by: khanacy on April 11, 2013

Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do, because sometimes you can mean nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride, it is self- respect.

Submitted by: jiezel on June 21, 2012

rue happiness comes when you can look at your self and like what you see!


Submitted by: shelly on August 25, 2009

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
Clint Eastwood


Carry yourself like a Queen and you’ll get your King. Carry yourself as a hoe and we’ll see how far you go.

They cannot take away our self- respect if we do not give it to them.
Mahatma Gandhi

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
Lao Tzu

Never make your self feel like nothing, to make someone else feel like everything.

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

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