Best 336 of Self respect quotes - MyQuotes
For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.
How do you know if someone loves herself? No hairstyle, religion, or ethnicity has ownership of self-love or a greater propensity toward self-hatred. The best way to tell if a woman loves herself is by how she treats herself and others. She makes self-loving choices.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Words have power, and when you speak you give them life. Speak into the atmosphere. Speak into existence what you believe, desire, dream, and hope.
There's a treasury full of jade and jewels; It is in you. Don't go searching far from home for it-it's here.
Self respect and reality is tough rival when it comes to balance it honestly.
Love yourself for what you are, instead of hating yourself for what you are not.
Sometimes "No" is the kindest word.
Don’t think for a moment that you’ve gotta be perfect to be paid.
If it wasn’t for the series of events we went through during our journey, life would be a lot different, so be happy. These events molded you into the wonderful, confident, respectful person you are today.
We don't get to choose our family, but we can choose our friends. With courage, we can weed out narcissistic people. We can focus on those who do appreciate us, love us, and treat us with respect.
Conscience is worse than death, some people commit suicide to evade it.
All the extraordinary men I have ever known were chiefly extraordinary in their own estimation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Be determined to live in the light.
A person's self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks.
Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.
It was not only colored people who praised John, since they could not, John felt, in any case really know; but white people also said it, in fact had said it first and said it still. It was when John was five years old and in the first grade that he was first noticed; and since he was noticed by an eye altogether alien and impersonal, he began to perceive, in wild uneasiness, his individual existence.
Sacrifice of the self is sheer stupidity if sacrifice is not for the self.
About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about? Depending on my mood, I sometimes but not always refrain from pointing out what a breathtakingly insulting and patronizing question this is. (It is on a par with the equally subtle inquiry: Since you don't believe in our god, what stops you from stealing and lying and raping and killing to your heart's content?) Just as the answer to the latter question is: self-respect and the desire for the respect of others—while in the meantime it is precisely those who think they have divine permission who are truly capable of any atrocity—so the answer to the first question falls into two parts. A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so. It could be that all existence is a pointless joke, but it is not in fact possible to live one's everyday life as if this were so. Whereas if one sought to define meaninglessness and futility, the idea that a human life should be expended in the guilty, fearful, self-obsessed propitiation of supernatural nonentities… but there, there. Enough.
We have only minimal control over the rewards for our work and effort - other people’s validation, recognition, rewards. It’s far better when doing the work itself is sufficient. When fulfilling our own internal standards is what fills us with pride and self-respect. The less attached we are to the outcomes, the better. Our ego wants recognition & compensation. We have expectations. Let the effort, not the results be enough. Maybe your parents/kids/partner/etc won’t be impressed. We can’t let THAT be what motivates us. We can change the definition of success to: ‘peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.’ With this definition we decide not to let externals determine if something is worth doing. It’s on us.
Accepting ourselves, okay I like such type of girls, I like watching porn, I like such kind of music, okay I like such kind off books like horror and sci-fi, I like deathstep as a music... It should be find I should accept myself people should accept me as the guy who I am truly, people should accept themselfs also.
Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them.
I don't beg for those things which can be earned.
One cannot pay the price of self-respect.
Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?
Never settle for anything less than what you deserve, its not pride, its self respect.
Your worth is what you allow it to be.
Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You’re responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life anyway.
There is so much self awareness and self love can prevent. Even if you are not yet married, you bask in joy and fulfillment. Don't be degraded because you want to get married at all costs. That's not part of STOOPING TO CONQUER.
Some choices we make, others, we have no say. Or do we?
All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
There is a common superstition that “self-respect” is a kind of charm against snakes, something that keeps those who have it locked in some unblighted Eden, out of strange beds, ambivalent conversations, and trouble in general. It does not at all. It has nothing to do with the face of things, but concerns instead a separate peace, a private reconciliation.
I want to feel proud and happy about my selflessness. But what happens when being selfless takes away a big part of your self?
Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.
Rescue I took my heart back. Beacuse no one could treasure it in the way they should have.
Its time I hear the clock Tick tock tick tock Go and killl the bad inner being In you soul it has neva been..!!
Unaruhusiwa kutokubaliana na wengine, sema maoni yako kwa heshima lakini usiwe na kimwili au vurugu. Mbinu hii inatufanya tofauti na wanyama! Kwa hiyo ustaarabu, sikiliza kile wengine wanachosema lakini uepuka athari za magoti. Ingekuokoa kutoka kwa majuto mengi!
Find my wrongdoings and blame it on me, Willingly I will accept the fact. I will not change as per your perspective, but will surely not hurt you, While I am being myself.
It is not unreasonable to want repentance from a wrongdoer before forgiving that wrongdoer, since, in the absence of repentance, hasty forgiveness may harm both the forgiver and the wrongdoer. The forgiver may be harmed by a failure to show self-respect. The wrongdoer may be harmed by being deprived of an important incentive - the desire to be forgiven - that could move him toward repentance and moral rebirth.
Hope is my strength. My strength is my weapon. And my Love, nurtures them both.
If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative before you know it. Know when to close the account. It's always better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that constantly requires you to sacrifice your happiness and self-respect.
Always keep in mind the existence of those individuals, whether relatives or great friends, who believe that reality must adapt to their immediate impulses and desires. Those who created opportunities to hurt you, and then find it funny to watch your pain, sometimes pointing it out to others, instead of protecting your privacy and helping you comfort yourself.
Why should I take my clothes off (...) when there are, already, so many other woman doing it for me?
If you have to choose between your self-respect & ego and other person; choose your self-respect & ego. Because other person may leave you at their will but your self-respect & ego will always support and carry you even in toughest situations.
Davellon may be a village, but the Davellon House can be anything you make it. Nobility has to start somewhere. It might as well start with you. Let nobody look down on you, for whatever reason, My Lord. Titles are granted or inherited, nobility isn't. ~Tenaxos I to Landar Parmingh, Baron Davellon
Yesterday, I got lost. You did too. So what? People get lost all the time. It's just a matter of finding yourself, and treasuring that.
Dont lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self respect is everything.
But then comes a time when forgetting isn't possible. And I do mean a particular time when no amount of dreaming, not then and maybe not ever, can change how naked and unimportant we become in our own eyes.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Nothing is sweeter than being unapologetically you. Don't live your life just to impress others. Reveal your truth, Express your love, Live your dreams.
Respect individuality, including your own.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.