30 Best Self Respect Quotes

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Namrata Roy

12 January 2024

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Self respect is the result of a lot of courage and affection for oneself. You will have great regard for your happiness and well-being once you have achieved a state of self-love. You will no longer put others' needs ahead of your own. However, we frequently put our self-respect and dignity on the back burner because of the fear of losing important relationships in our lives or at work. We frequently doubt ourselves or, even worse, degrade ourselves and lose sight of our own value.

Self respect quotes are about dignity and continuously remind you of your value and what you genuinely deserve.

You've come to the right place if you're seeking some motivational and life-changing self respect quotes that will change your life for the better.

Now&Me has compiled a selection of the best self respect quotes to help you accept all of your emotions, beliefs, feelings, likes, and dislikes without denying or evading them. So without any further ado, let's dive in!

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Best Self Respect Quotes That’ll Make Your Life Better

“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

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ―Joan Didion

“Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to”. ―Diane Lane

“I think everyone should be creative in some way, otherwise you have no self-respect.” ―Barbi Benton

“But I know that trying to black out my past with oblivion will just damage my future. I made the decision to stop running from my fears, and to walk slowly and deliberately towards self-nurture, self-respect, and better mental and physical health.” ―Jack Monroe

“You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.” ―Jimmy Chamberlin

“Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.” ―Gail Sheehy

“We don't need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.” ―Donella Meadows”

“You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That's part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.” ―Bernice King

“Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and maths but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.” ―Colin Powell

“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano

“If you don't know what you want, you'll never find it. If you don't know what you deserve, you'll always settle for less. You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here. Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!” ― Rob Liano

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“Dignity will only happen when you realise that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“There is only one real misfortune: to forfeit one's own good opinion of oneself. Lose your complacency, once betray your own self-contempt and the world will unhesitatingly endorse it.” ― Thomas Mann

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

“When admiring other people's gardens, don't forget to tend to your own flowers.” ― Sanober Khan

“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.” ― Thomas Paine

“I guessed life was like that. You gained and you lost, and if you saved anything from the ruins, even if only a shred of self-respect, it was enough to take you through the next bit.” ― Dick Francis

“Happiness is the highest form of self-respect. A person who allows himself to be happy shows his self-respect.” ― Maery Rubin

“Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

“Self-love is an act of holy disruption. To love yourself in a world that profits directly from your self-loathing is the ultimate subversion of all that seeks to keep you tame.” ― Jeanette LeBlanc

“Do not expect anything from anyone that you are not willing to give to yourself.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

“You give numerous second chances to the undeserved, but start judging yourself in your very first legitimate failure. Why such discrimination?” ― Hiral Nagda

“Go where you are celebrated - not tolerated. If they can't see your true value and worth, then it's time for a new start.” ― honeya

“One with genuine self-respect can never feel disrespected.” ― Charles F Glassman

“A precise definition of self-respect is also that you respect everyone's self-respect without distinctions.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

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Having a sense of dignity and honour for yourself and your choices is genuine self-respect. Self-respect is defined as the ability to recognise your intrinsic worth and to take pride in yourself.

You can have the confidence to set hard limits if you have a healthy sense of self-respect. It entails understanding your principles and standing for them, as well as recognising both your strengths and weaknesses. Self-respect is an inner attribute that each person must cultivate through time.

To learn self-respect, you must stay true to yourself and unconditionally accept yourself. You will have more respect and dignity for yourself if you are comfortable in your own skin and with your own beliefs. Now&Me's self respect quotes can also help you gain more self respect!

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