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Quotes about Self Respect

Quotes about self respect  to inspire and move you to action

Quotes about Self Respect


Quotes about self respect & Why self respect is SO important

The dictionary defines self respect as a proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one’s character and it is absolutely correct. Having good self esteem is so important and so is self respect. In fact, having self respect is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

Scientists have found many links between a low self respect and mental illnesses as negative thoughts and views about ourselves can cause stress and anxiety as well as depression or even in some cases, self harm.

Having self respect can remind you why YOU matter and how you are the most important person in your life. This will, in turn, create boundaries for yourself that make you feel happier and more in control of your future. Lets take a look at some great quotes about Self Respect


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Here are fifty of my favourite quotes about self respect

“Diamonds are formed under pressure. And bread dough rises when you let it rest. We are all our own things. What may be motivating to you may be crippling to others.” – Victor Linao 

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhan

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

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

“In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.” – Flannery O’Connor

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance” – Oscar Wilde

“I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self-respect.” -Mandy Hale

“Self-respect is the greatest gift we can give to our self.” – Unknown

“Don’t set yourself on fire trying to keep others warm.” – Penny Reid

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



Quotes about Self Respect


Quotes about Self Respect and self love

“Self love is the greatest middle finger of all time – Unknown

“You’d be surprised how easy some things can be, things you never thought you’d do, when you take self-respect out of the equation.” – Sarah Addison Allen

“In a society that profits from your self  doubts, loving yourself is a rebellious act.” – Unknown

“To earn respect, you must earn your own self respect before you can expect others, to respect you.” –Auliq Ice

“If you present yourself as food, you will be eaten”― Bangambiki Habyarimana (this is my favourite!)

“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Unknown

“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”- Malcolm X

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”- Glenn Beck

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”- Wayne W. Dyer

“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Unknown

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.”- Alan Cohen

“You are whatever you tell yourself you are.” – Shane Parrish

“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story…I will.”- Amy Schumer

“Our self respect does not have a price tag.” – Nawaz Sharif

“Self─ respect is something that can’t be killed.” – Unknown

“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

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

 “Do not be scared to say “I love you” to yourself. Stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself and say to yourself as loudly as you can “I love you. I respect you for what you have faced in life. And I love you for what you have become.” – Avijeet Das


50 quotes about self respect


More quotes about self respect

  • ” You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.”- David Foster Wallace
  • “Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • “Never trade respect for attention.” – Mel Robbins
  • “If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you.” – Naval Ravikant
  • “If we lose love and self – respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”- Maya Angelou
  • “Everyone should be their own biggest fan.” ─ Kanye West
  • “Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.” ─ Robert Green
  • “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.”- Unknown
  • “Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.” – Joe Clark

Quotes about self respect to move you forward



Be strong! – Quotes about self respect can be motiviational

“You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected” – Unknown

“A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.” – Axel Munthe

“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

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” – Golda Meir

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Unknown

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” — Maxwell Maltz

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Andre Gide

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. — Helen Keller


 Quotes about Self Respect – read them daily

Taking the time to reflect on these quotes about self respect is well worth it – they can leas you to feel better and stronger about who you are and about your boundaries

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Quotes about Self Respect – over to you

Do you have any great quotes on self respect to share with me – if you do please leave me  comment below – I love to hear form you 



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