Self Respect Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self- respect.
– Emma Goldman

Know your worth. Know when you have had enough. And move on from the people who keep chipping away at your happiness.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.


If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
– Proverb

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
Sarah Dessen

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A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
– Axel Munthe

Respect is a universal language.

Submitted by: Anonymous on April 26, 2010

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self- respect.
George Bernard Shaw


Self respect – is the greatest gift we can give to our self.
Respecting others – is the greatest gift we can give to our community.

Submitted by: Sandra Georgiou (2009Australia) on August 14, 2012

Say what you mean, mean what you say.

Submitted by: SHELLY on May 10, 2013

Self- respect can be an extension of your ego or a priceless virtue.

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self- respect.
– Theodore Parker

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