230 Self-Respect Quotes That Will Make You Bold

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Here are 230 of the best self-respect quotes. Remember: there are no shortcuts to inner peace and happiness. It’s a long road totally worth it, so keep going. Enjoy!

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Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

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I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown

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

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Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

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Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion

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Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence. Naval Ravikant

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If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you. Naval Ravikant

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If you have earned your self-respect, respect by others is a luxury; if you haven’t, respect by others is a necessity. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. Marcus Aurelius

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He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh

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The best gift you can give to others is your presence. The best gift you can give to yourself is perseverance. Maxime Lagacé

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

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Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Robert Holden

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Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident. James Clear

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The Best Self-Respect Quotes

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Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself. Joshua Becker

Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity. Paulo Coelho

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself. Alan Watts

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius

It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. Marcus Aurelius

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu

Determination, courage, self-confidence lead to success, but we should always remain humble, modest and unpretentious. 14th Dalai Lama

Being honest with yourself is the highest form of self-respect. If you’re not feeling something, don’t do it. @DailyZen

You become what you give your attention to…If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will. Epictetus

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self. Deepak Chopra

Make it a goal to see the best in everyone and the best will come back to you. Rhonda Byrne

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you. Ram Dass

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. E.E. Cummings

True reassurance: not that one’s plans will inevitably work out, but that one’s human worth is not on the line if they don’t. Alain de Botton

To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do. Bruce Lee

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell

Be your authentic self, not the person you think other people expect you to be. Payal Kadakia

You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do. David Foster Wallace

The goal is not to show how great you are to others, but how vulnerable you are to yourself. Maxime Lagacé

If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Nobody can please everybody. Paulo Coelho

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Part 2. Self-Respect Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Self-Respect Quotes (Einstein, Franklin, Lao Tzu, etc.)

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Everyone should be their own biggest fan. Kanye West

You can’t grow yourself unless you know yourself. John C. Maxwell

Self-respect. It would make me lovable. Susan Sontag

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou

While we are still alive, we have to discover ourselves, understand ourselves, and express ourselves. Bruce Lee

Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others. Robert Greene

Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you set out to cheat and deceive others you’ll be tense and anxious in case you’re found out. But if you live your life and conduct your business on the basis of truth and honesty, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and self-confidence that is also a source of inner strength. 14th Dalai Lama

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism. Albert Einstein

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. Arthur Schopenhauer

We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

Let thy vices die before thee. Benjamin Franklin

Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge. Benjamin Franklin

Deny self for self’s sake. Benjamin Franklin (See also: Benjamin Franklin about liberty and safety)

To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no matter in what circumstances, not to grow despondent and not to lose heart — that’s what life is all about, that’s its task. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Don’t put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your “kindness”. The world needs light, not mediocrity. Paulo Coelho

We can discover truth for ourselves only when we do not depend on another; no specialist can give us the right answer. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell

If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you. Lao Tzu

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Short Self-Respect Quotes

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Self-esteem is earned. Rhonda Byrne

Renounce all external authority. @TheAncientSage

Stop quitting when it gets hard. Tom Bilyeu

Real power comes from being real. @PersistentObser

Never trade respect for attention. Mel Robbins

Never lose yourself to find others. @PersistentObser

Self-respect knows no considerations. Mahatma Gandhi

Speak the truth or at least don’t lie. Jordan Peterson

You don’t need perfection, only progress. Maxime Lagacé

If you want to earn respect, just be honest. Preethi Kasireddy

They will call you arrogant for having self-respect. Thibaut (Do it anyway.)

By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others. Pema Chödrön

Society rewards confidence. Nature rewards knowledge. James Pierce

The more respect you give to others, the more you earn. Adam Grant

No one is going to value you more than you value yourself. Naval Ravikant

Be honest with who you are. Be honest with who you are not. @PersistentObser

Instead of saving humanity, every person should save himself. Alexander Herzen

You are often your own harshest authority. Let yourself be free. @dailyzen

Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. Mark Manson

Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage. Thucydides

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Inspirational, Motivational, Uplifting Self-Respect Quotes

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He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

The person who deserves your gratitude more than anyone else is you. Rhonda Byrne

Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need. Swami Vivekananda

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. Mooji

When you learn to close your eyes, wait and listen, silence reveals a beautiful thing: yourself. Maxime Lagacé

What is truly ambitious is to face life and proceed with quiet confidence in spite of the distractions. Ryan Holiday

Loving yourself isn’t the first step toward accomplishing anything. Many people have accomplished things and still find no peace with themselves. For them, any accomplishment will never be enough. But if you do love yourself, then any accomplishment is like icing on the cake. Thibaut

Work on yourself. Build the confidence and gusto required to rise above your mental baggage. @DailyZen

Comfort is what holds you back, being yourself is what sets you free. @trey_wing6

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. Adrienne Rich

When you stand up, speak up, and share your truth with kindness and compassion, you empower others to do the same. When you shine, your light illuminates everyone around you. Strengthening your confidence is a gift not only to yourself, but also to the world. Gabby Bernstein

Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are. Maezumi Roshi

Real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, and experiencing the power this brings. Robert Greene

The most important, difficult and rewarding thing to work on is yourself. Sven Schnieders

See also: positive quotes, perseverance quotes

Deep Self-Respect Quotes

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Better “wrong” alone than “right” with the herd. Naval Ravikant

A thought is harmless unless we believe it. Byron Katie

If you wanna be liked, your only option is to never speak. Otherwise, get used to being hated. Preethi Kasireddy

Self-knowledge will bring you calm. With calm, you’ll do the right thing. Sometimes, by doing the right thing, you’ll push some people. Do it anyway. Maxime Lagacé

Beware of people making you feel guilty. That is how they control you. @TheAncientSage

The #1 cause of having no self-respect is having no self-control. @LifeMathMoney

You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest. Robert Brault

Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect. Robert Greene

Humility is a knowledge of our weaknesses, confidence is a knowledge of our strengths, and ego is something dangerous with none of the former and a skewed sense of the latter. Ryan Holiday

Quit wishing you were something different. There’s no mistakes. You’re not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made. Joel Osteen

The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only to their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are that they should be living for. Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth, Amazon book)

When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are. Rhonda Byrne

The very things you cannot bring yourself to consider reveal the lies you have let yourself believe. James Pierce

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. Eckhart Tolle

As long as I’m so afraid of being alone, I’ll never be real. I’m hiding from myself. Susan Sontag

If you want to be successful in life, respect one rule: never lie to yourself. Paulo Coelho

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See also: 13 Signs It’s Time to Build Some Goddamn Self-Respect (Stop Being Used) (lonerwolf.com)

Wise Self-Respect Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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Only in true stillness can we see ourselves most clearly. Anne Scottlin

You can only be as authentic as you are self-aware. Susan Campbell

Still your waters. If you’re constantly busy, you can’t learn about yourself. If you don’t learn about yourself, how can you become peaceful? Maxime Lagacé

If we saw someone else treating us the way most of us treat ourselves, we might think them despicably cruel. Alain de Botton

The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others’ appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves. Alain de Botton (Status Anxiety, Amazon book)

It’s very hard to respect yourself when you give in to every temptation. If you want to build self-respect, build your willpower. @LifeMathMoney

Stoicism helps us keep a better ledger of what things are truly worth. It places the highest value on honesty, on self-respect, on tranquility and freedom and security. Ryan Holiday (See also: stoic quotes)

The person who has practiced philosophy as a cure for the self becomes great of soul, filled with confidence, invincible — and greater as you draw near. Seneca

The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect, to look at ourselves honestly and gently. Pema Chödrön

Self-discipline builds self-respect. Meditation is the ultimate act of self-discipline. @DailyZen

Question your thoughts. Question your stories. Question your assumptions. Question your opinions. Question your conclusions. Question them all into utter emptiness, stillness and joy. The keys to freedom are in your hands. Use them. Adyashanti

Do I do anything to change myself? You don’t have to do anything. The more you do, the worse it gets. All you have to do is understand. Anthony de Mello

High self-confidence is a positive internal dialogue. This is what most strive for. Perfect self-confidence is the complete absence of internal dialogue. Puzzlingly few people are interested in this. James Pierce

More helpful than any advice is an unflinching examination of oneself. James Pierce

As you face loss, frustration, hurt, and conflict….have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. Jack Kornfield

Let them call you what they want. You don’t have to play the part they want you to play. Thibaut

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See also: How to Build Self-Esteem – The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden (6 minutes YouTube video by Fight Mediocrity)

Part 3. Self-Respect Quotes About…

Self-Respect Quotes About Life

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You can listen to the crowd or you can just be yourself. Thibaut

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle

Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough. Alain de Botton

Follow your heart. Once you find your deepest passion, work becomes play and learning becomes natural. Maxime Lagacé

You have to be rich with good feelings about yourself to bring the riches of life to you. Rhonda Byrne

You are creating the story of your life, so what are you telling about yourself? Rhonda Byrne

Every time I neglect my gut instinct in favor of seemingly more objective analysis, I lose. Every. Damn. Time. Preethi Kasireddy

Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of ‘us’, brings self-confidence, reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind. This is important, because a calm mind can help us better cope with physical discomfort and other problems. 14th Dalai Lama

The biggest shame is to live your whole life under mistaken identity, never discovering who you truly are. When you don’t know who you really are, whose life are you living? Your own, or that of the imaginary character you’ve identified yourself with? @TheAncientSage

Once you go through a series of heartaches, challenges, upside-downs, capsizing, whatever, you always come out the better because of the tremendous self-confidence gained. Peter Burwash

We all have the tendency to believe self-doubt and self-criticism, but listening to this voice never gets us closer to our goals. Kelly McGonigal (The Willpower Instinct, Amazon book)

When you realize that most of your desires are reactive, mimetic, and wholly inauthentic, you develop the natural discipline to examine what it is you truly want. James Pierce

Instead of walking while listening to a podcast to learn something about a topic, try walking while listening to your thoughts to learn something about yourself. Sven Schnieders

Self-care is not about creating an escape from our lives. Self-care is about creating a life we don’t want to escape from. Jay Shetty

Be comfortable with yourself; that’s whom you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Self-hate is life hate. D. Muthukrishnan

Everyone wants love and care, but, more than these, human beings want respect for who they are. Dzigar Kongtrul

If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day. Naval Ravikant

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Self-Respect Quotes About Self-Love, Self-Esteem

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Recognize and honor your uniqueness. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved. Rumi

The love you seek from others is usually the love you don’t give to yourself. Gal Shapira

Don’t let fear, low self-esteem and the negative voices hold you back from your true destiny. David Goggins

Thoughts are thoughts and you’re beyond that. Let silence or your dreams do the talking. Maxime Lagacé

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect. Rhonda Byrne

Your job is an inside one. To change your world, all you have to do is change the way you feel inside. Rhonda Byrne

When you lower your standards, you also lower your self-esteem. @orangebook_

Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know. Naval Ravikant

To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference. Joan Didion

Want more confidence? Love yourself. Ready to finally set boundaries? Love yourself. Time to go after that dream? Love yourself. Ready to release your emotion? Love yourself. Your relationship with yourself, sets the tone for your entire life. Thibaut

Self-indulgence makes us hate ourselves. Self-discipline helps us love and respect ourselves. @DailyZen

Something is wrong when you are not the most important person in your life. @PersistentObser

I don’t think you can truly change for the better in a lasting, meaningful way unless it’s driven by self-acceptance. Brené Brown

Instead of pursuing self-esteem, we ought to pursue self-awareness. Adam Grant (See also: Why You Lack Self-Awareness And What To Do About It, fastcompany.com)

Self-kindness / lovingkindness: being warm toward yourself when you suffer or struggle with imperfection, rather than being self-critical. Kristen Neff

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t neglect to reserve some time alone each day for communicating with yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh

There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. Alain de Botton

See also: be yourself quotes

See also: Self-Esteem (5 minutes YouTube video by The School of Life (Alain de Botton))

Self-Respect Quotes About Self-Confidence, Discipline

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To succeed in following your dreams, you must have the courage to be hated. Paulo Coelho

Understand: You should be radiating confidence, not arrogance or disdain. Robert Greene

Overconfidence is a product of ignorance. Doubt is a sign of developing expertise. Adam Grant

Having beautiful plans is easy. Execution is hard. Will you be focused enough? Maxime Lagacé

You don’t need to build confidence to achieve challenging goals. You build confidence through achieving challenging goals. Confidence is more the result of progress than the cause of it. Adam Grant

Self-respect is a discipline, a habit of mind that can never be faked but can be developed, trained, coaxed forth. Joan Didion

Charisma is a combination of two attributes. It’s the ability to project confidence and love at the same time. Naval Ravikant

Confidence comes from being vulnerable, not by shielding yourself. It is a function of exposure. The more you are exposed to challenges, the more you grow. To grow in confidence, you must first be open to embarrassment. Get your feet wet, there is no other way. @TheAncientSage

You can tell a lot about a man by his posture. @LifeMathMoney (See also: self-worth quotes)

Confidence is half the battle in everything you do. Thibaut

The old gatekeepers were external: credentials, approval, access. The new gatekeepers are internal: curiosity, confidence, consistency. James Clear

Confidence is important but ego is something false. Humility is the way to build confidence. Frank Shamrock

Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. Robert Greene

Confidence is important, but if it is not based on a realistic appraisal of who you are, it is mere grandiosity and smugness. Robert Greene

Control your vices before they control you. Incentivize your self-restraint by putting a value on your discipline. Be in competition with yourself. Alex Sauer

Self-confidence means courage. Self-respect means control. Alex Sauer

Our lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty. The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence. Seneca

Each day is a new battle to say yes to what matters and say no to what doesn’t. Focus is a practice. James Clear

Surest path to self-confidence I know: make and keep commitments to yourself. Kamal Ravikant

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Self-Respect Quotes About Attitude, Kindness, Authenticity

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You are allowed to protect your time and energy. Courtney Carver

I can do nothing for you but work on myself…you can do nothing for me but work on yourself! Ram Dass (Be Here Now, Amazon book)

Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. Confucius

Show kindness but never expect it. Show authenticity but never expect it. Only the wise are indifferent to things they can’t control. Maxime Lagacé

A person who cannot control his words shows that he cannot control himself, and is unworthy of respect. Robert Greene

Kindness and compassion give rise to self-confidence, which in turn empowers us to be honest, truthful and transparent. 14th Dalai Lama

Anyone who can admit a problem is capable of fixing that problem. For those in denial, there is no hope. Ed Latimore

We’re denying ourselves the ability to have that genuine human connection we really crave unless we lead with our vulnerability. Aubrey Marcus

Respecting yourself comes down to know that you can trust yourself to follow through on the things you say you’re going to do. Tom Bilyeu

When we become responsible for our own values, we no longer have to struggle to make the world conform to our needs. Mark Manson

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield

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Self-Respect Quotes About Friendship, Other People

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Take no notice of anyone you don’t respect. Jeanette Winterson

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. Paulo Coelho

Friendships that last have high connections, high mutual respect and low expectations. Maxime Lagacé

A true friend can offer peace and happiness. If you’re a true friend to yourself, you need to be able to offer yourself peace and happiness. Thich Nhat Hanh

When receiving praise becomes one’s goal, one is choosing a way of living that is in line with another person’s system of values. Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (The Courage to Be Disliked, Amazon book)

Do not be interested in the quantity of people who respect and admire you, but in their quality. If bad people dislike you, so much the better. Seneca

Our desires would diminish drastically if we didn’t need to impress anyone. Thibaut

Don’t expect people to actually understand you. They will simplify you through labels and judgments to the lowest common denominator. The only understanding you require is your own. The rest is diplomacy. Thibaut

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. William J. H. Boetcker

Accept that not everyone will accept you. Appreciate those that do. Alex Sauer

You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Musonius Rufus

Respect for other people is a gift. Fear of what other people think is a disease. The difference is that respect is something you freely choose to give others; a worry about being judged allows others to take from you something they don’t even want: your self-respect. Neil Strauss

Stop taking sh*t from others. Hold opinions that make sense to you. Do what you feel is right. Don’t pay respect to what is popular, only pay heed to what’s right. Don’t take the advice of those who themselves are confused, and whose life is a shambles. Trust your own discretion. @TheAncientSage

Listening so much to others and conforming our behavior to them, we slowly lose a sense of our uniqueness and the ability to think for ourselves. The only solution is to develop self-awareness and a superior understanding of the changes that occur in us in groups. Robert Greene

Hold yourself to a high standard, but spend little time trying to change or control others. Your job is not to judge, but to be. James Clear

Growth is honoring yourself and rejecting the scripts others have written about who you are supposed to be. Thema Bryant-Davis

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. Shannon L. Alder

When you stop competing with others, they start cooperating with you. D. Muthukrishnan

You must be honest with yourself before you can be honest with another. James Pierce

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Self-Respect Quotes About Dignity

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Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Joshua Heschel

The wisest person in the world is the one who is indifferent to praise and criticism. Maxime Lagacé

Respect yourself and walk away from trolls, possessive people, and jealousy. Paulo Coelho

If you truly respect yourself, sooner or later, people will do the same. Not taking care of your body, not feeding your mind with new ideas, are both signs of self-disrespect. @zen_fi

Self-respect isn’t about feeling better. Self-respect is about knowing your own value. Knowing that every human, no matter who they are, deserves basic rights and dignities. That every consciousness is sacred and must be treated as such. Mark Manson

Your two biggest assets are your brain and your body. Use this time to invest in both. Preethi Kasireddy

We should never really want to blend into each other, we should all really want to be as colorful as possible. Payal Kadakia

You gotta have the self-respect to say no to an opportunity that simply isn’t you. Mel Robbins

Whose expectations am I trying to fulfill? My own or those of someone else? James Clear

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Self-Respect Quotes About Happiness, Inner Peace

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The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside. Naval Ravikant

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it. Marcus Aurelius

Those with high self-esteem and self-knowledge take the plunge and trust. They realize life happens in the river, not the shore. Maxime Lagacé

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

A happy person doesn’t have to convince other people they are happy. Either you are or you’re not. And if you are, you’re not taking selfies to show people. Shane Parrish

Be bluntly honest with yourself about your strengths, weaknesses, wants, and needs. Knowing yourself requires this honesty. @dailyzen

If you don’t get pleasure from praise you won’t be hurt by criticism. When you derive your self-image from others’ feedback you become a slave to their capricious judgment. Freedom is knowing that others’ opinion whether positive or negative has no bearing on who you truly are. @TheAncientSage

Not caring about what others think of you is the ultimate form of freedom. No amount of money or status can get you that freedom. It costs $0 and lots of courage. Preethi Kasireddy

When you do what you want and say what you feel, it’ll bring the people you want closer and push the people you don’t want further. Preethi Kasireddy

This mindset required for happiness: being unmoved by praise or blame and contented with whatever comes your way. Thibaut

Nothing is enough for him who doesn’t know himself. For him who knows himself, nothing else is needed. Thibaut

Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture. Rajneesh

When you appreciate your faults, they lose their power over you. Mark Mason

Do what you like, not what you think you’re supposed to like. Jack Butcher

See also: solitude quotes, success quotes

See also: Increasing Self-Esteem and Happiness: 8 Steps to a Fulfilled Life (tinybuddha.com)

Part 4. Self-Respect For…

Top 4 Self-Respect Quotes For Children

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The moon doesn’t have to be full to be loved. Neither do you. Hijo de Guadalupe

A tree doesn’t have to be straight to be loved. Neither do you. Maxime Lagacé

The more we value things, the less we value ourselves. Bruce Lee

Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can. Paulo Coelho

Top 5 Self-Respect Quotes For Women

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Speak with confidence, the world needs your light. Gabby Bernstein

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. The right person for you right now might be you. Mel Robbins

When you are compassionate toward yourself, you allow yourself to be vulnerable. And that’s incredibly important. Your authentic truth is your magnificence. Your willingness to let the world see you in truth is your greatest contribution. Gabby Bernstein

Some people treat you like they don’t know your value. Make sure your response doesn’t support the lie. Thema Bryant-Davis

Top 5 Self-Respect Quotes For Men

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Your value, your self-worth doesn’t come from another person. Joel Osteen

True belief in yourself is the ultimate determining factor if you make it or not. David Goggins

The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself. David Goggins (Can’t Hurt Me, Amazon book)

You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don’t be resigned to that. Break out! John Keating (Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society)

You will only ever be taken as seriously as you take yourself. Jack Butcher

Part 5. Conclusion

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Call to action: Read 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence (zenhabits.net)

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

April 13, 2020

Last Update

September 1, 2020

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