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Self Respect Quotes

Aristotle once said, “Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.” Your self-respect is all you have, so assert it. Life can be really trying at times. During this time, it is important to uphold your dignity and preserve your respect. Being nice, kind and polite are indeed great virtues, but not at the cost of your own self respect. It’s impossible to win respect from others until you learn to respect yourself. Browse through these famous self-respect quotations and sayings and uphold your self-respect.

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

- Sylvia Plath

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.

- John Dewey

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

- Thomas Merton

A woman is only a woman.

- Rudyard Kipling

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

- Walt Whitman

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

- Atlas Shrugged , Ayn Rand

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

- Chuck Palahniuk

If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.

- Invisible Monsters , Chuck Palahniuk

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

- Socrates

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

- Socrates

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.

- Salvador Dali

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

- Bruce Lee

I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.

- Donald Trump

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.

- Donald Trump

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.

- Donald Trump

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

- Erich Fromm

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.

- Erich Fromm

I am not learned, but I have as good feelings as any man.

- Joseph Smith, Jr.

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.

- Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

- Anais Nin

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

- Frida Kahlo

I like to rock and roll, but I'm a mushy guy, too. I want to be the guy that all the girls love and all the guys want to hang out with.

- Kenny Chesney

What you see is kinda what you get with me. I'm a very real person, or I hope to be, anyway. I don't have nothing to hide.

- Kenny Chesney

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.

- Marilyn Manson

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

- Maya Angelou

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.

- Michael Jordan

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

- Maya Angelou

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

- Aesop

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

- Albert Einstein

Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.

- Brian Tracy

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

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.

- Brian Tracy

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.

- Dolly Parton

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural out growth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.

- Brian Tracy

I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet.

- Angelina Jolie

I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy.

- Angelina Jolie

God has entrusted me with myself.

- Epictetus

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