Here are some inspiring self-respect quotes that will inspire you to love yourself more.
Self-respect is the opinion you have of yourself, or, in other words, your self-image. Self-respect is not about being arrogant or conceited. In fact, it is about having a healthy and realistic self-image – one that represents who you are.
Healthy self-respect has a number of benefits: it can help you focus on your strengths and achievements; it can help you work towards your goals rather than giving up; it offers motivation for change and improvement.
Self-respecting yourself should be an ongoing process because our opinions of ourselves change over time. Here are some quotes to help you build your self-esteem from today on:
Self Respect Quotes
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline… – Abraham J. Heschel
I don’t respect those who don’t respect me. You call it ego. I call it self respect.
Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Love yourself first, and then others. – Chetan Bhagat
Don’t disrespect yourself by undermining your capabilities!
Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. – Miguel Angel Ruiz
In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned. – Jane Haddam
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. – Mahatma Gandhi
In this world, only one person is important for you: Only you.
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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
Most Famous Self Respect Quotes
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. – Marcus Aurelius
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The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline, the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
The minute you learn to love yourself you won’t want to be anyone else. – Rihanna
Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. – Paulo Coelho
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You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it. – Sarah Dessen
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. – Adolf Hitler
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Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. – Oprah Winfrey
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. – Charlotte Bronte
Quotes on Self-Respect and Dignity
Just see the mirror, and you will find the person who will always protect and guide you.
I never work just to work. It’s some combination of laziness and self-respect. – Harold Ramis
Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. – Joe Clark
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. – Joan Didion
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
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The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you.
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.
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. – Maya Angelou
Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. – Meghan Markle
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Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect but for respect from others. – Barry Bonds
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Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. – Peter McArthur
Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. – Amy Leigh Mercree
Best Self Respect Quotes
Ego is negative but self-respect is positive.
Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered.
Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self respect is everything.
You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Kindness in words creates confidence, Kindness in thinking creates profoundness, Kindness in giving creates love.
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. – Aberjhani
Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself.
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
The greatest thing in the word is to know how to belong to oneself.
Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you.
Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again.
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You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag. – Ed Koch
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. – Jackie Joyner Kersee
Self-care is never a selfish act it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. – Parker Palmer
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. – Joan Didion
Short Self Respect Quotes
Don’t lose your self-respect for your feelings. – Priyanshu Singh
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
It takes courage to live your truth but, what you get in return is self-respect.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
Removing people from your life is a symbol of self-respect.
Self-respect is the courage to leave the table when things go beyond the limit!
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
They should have some standards. It’s a part of having self respect.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. – John Herschel
Ego is not important in life but self-respect is most important in life.
Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. – Axel Munthe
Self-respect isn’t ignoring your flaws: it’s embracing them.
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Quotes on Self Respect
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha
You cannot give respect if you don’t have it, respect yourself and respecting others will automatic.
Look yourself in the mirror and wish you could date yourself!
When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. – Cyril Connolly
If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die. – Maya Angelou
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. – Thomas Huxely
The respect you show to others is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect. – Alex Elle
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do. – Vironika Tugaleva
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise Hay
Maturity is learning to gracefully walk away from situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self worth.
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.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
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
Learn to walk away from anything that threatens your peace of mind, self-worth, and self-respect.
Selflove is connected with self-acceptance and self-caring; it is a Healing Journey to find your happiness and yourself.
Worship is a sixth sense of a (believer) to serve, respect, honor, do the word of your master, with faithfulness, commitment, sacrifice, obedience, and self-drive. – Clous
Self-love, self-respect, self-worth….there is a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You cannot find them in anyone else. – Liz
Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. – Golda Meir
Have good trust in yourself, not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are. – Taizan Maezumi