The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self- respect.
– Thomas Huxley
Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves.
– Peter McArthur
There are other measures of self- respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
– Lao Tzu
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self- respect.
– George Bernard Shaw
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self- respect.
– Emma Goldman
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
– Ralph Ellison
Self- respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
In my day, we didn’t have self- esteem, we had self- respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
– Jane Haddam
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
– Michel de Montaigne
Self respect is something that can’t be killed. The worst thing is to kill a man’s pretense at it.
– Ayn Rand
Self- control is the chief element in self- respect, and self- respect is the chief element in courage.