Best 336 of Self respect quotes - MyQuotes
C. Joybell C
Incredible how so many people have no sense of honor. How does this happen? This happens by thriving on how one appears to the world around him rather than cultivating a person inside him that he knows is honorable and that he can be proud of. When all the focus is on what people think about you based upon your facebook profile or based upon the exterior that you put on everyday; you leave no room for looking at yourself and saying, "I want to look into the mirror every day and see someone that I can be proud of." And that's what a life of honor is based upon. It is based upon the knowledge that you know your own actions, your own self, and you can see the things that you do and know the things that you think. You answer to yourself, therefore, your standards need to come up to what you expect of yourself. It doesn't matter at all if anybody is looking. When such a sense of honor is present in a large group of people, that's when we see no crime rate or a very low crime rate, respect for other human life and personas, respect for the surroundings and really a respect for oneself. Because a respect for other people can only first be born from a true respect for oneself.
God has not yet revealed himself to no one in no unclear terms. Religions are attempts to find him; on that level they are all equal
Self respect by definition is a confidence and pride in feeling that you are behaving in an honorable and dignified manner. -Respect yourself by respecting others.
Advice to my younger self: 1 Start where you are with what you have 2 Try not to hurt other people 3 Take more chances 4 If you fail, keep trying
Believe in yourself and what you feel. Your power will come from that.
This was the pain that gouged out great holes in the soul, hollowing out self-esteem and cratering a person's self respect
I'll never know why it was important to him that the couple (he said it later that he'd never seen them before) would take a picture of the whole Mr. Johnson back to Little Rock. He must have been tired of being crippled, as prisoners tire of penitentiary bars and the guilty tire of blame. The high topped shoes and the cane, his uncontrollable muscles and thick tongue, and the looks he suffered of either contempt or pity had simply worn him out, and for one afternoon, one part of an afternoon, he wanted no part of them. I understood and felt closer to him at that moment than ever before or since.
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them.
No body is worth more than your body
Humility is one of the best expressions of self respect.
Maybe just being me was enough to be loved. I wasn't giving myself any credit. Now I knew that I had to. Because you can't expect to be treated great if you don't first believe that you are great.
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!
I found peace of mind when I walked away from small fights not worth fighting. I stopped fighting for people who gossiped about me. I stopped fighting for those who didn't respect me. I quit worrying about those who wouldn't value me for being me.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can never please people enough. But you can only be yourself.
Compulsively saying "Sorry" is often a reflection of wanting to apologize for our very existence. I used to say the word 'sorry' when there was no need for me to do so. It became a habit and reflected my chronic toxic shame, low self-worth and low self-esteem.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
Some people will label you as vindictive, unforgiving or even evil for not allowing them to hurt you, yet again.
The best form of respect is self respect. Give it to yourself and others will see that you won't settle for anything less.
I have a body, but I am not my body. I have a face, but I am not my face.
if you think she is amazing, you are the ordinary one ...
Love yourself for what you are, instead of hating yourself for what you are not.
I'm happy I have enough self respect to dismiss the people out my life who don't deserve to be there.
We all deserve to be treated with nothing but respect. In order to command respect from others, we must first and foremost respect ourselves.
Many people lack the basic equipment to be in a relationship and there's nothing you can do to change it. You can't take a skunk and dip it in perfume and hope it becomes a puppy. Eventually, the perfume will wear off and you'll still have a skunk on your hands.
When old people talk too much in presence of younger persons, they wouldn't know when their value would be diminishing. Talk less especially when a younger person is in your midst, it's a sign of dignity
Don’t let people who don’t care about you manipulate your mind feelings and emotions, or controls how you think about yourself. Never give that much power to someone else.
The one person you'll be spending the rest of your life with is you. Treat yourself with love and respect.
No kind of social system can make you more happier and secure than your own money.
You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.
So it was just herself. In this world with these people she wanted to be the person who would never again need rescue. Not from Lenore through the lies of the Rat, not from Dr. Beau through the courage of Sarah and her brother. [...] She wanted to be the one who rescued her own self. [...] Wishing would not make it so, nor would blame, but thinking might. If she did not respect herself, why should anybody else?
Conscience is worse than death, some people commit suicide to evade it.
The mere fact that I exist, means that I deserve to be here and to express myself any damn way I please.
One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It takes rigor, and it takes courage.
Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.
And I concluded that every spilled blood nourishes hatred and mistreats the soul.
Hard work breeds self-respect.
I may not be good enough for you, but I am good enough for me.
When everything gets awfully perfect I let my demons loose. Neither of us can't bear the thought of conforming with so little.
One of the causes of unhappiness among intellectuals in the present day is that so many of them, especially those whose skill is literary, find no opportunity for the independent exercise of their talents, but have to hire themselves out to rich corporations directed by Philistines, who insist upon their producing what they themselves regard as pernicious nonsense. If you were to inquire among journalists in either England or America whether they believed in the policy of the newspaper for which they worked, you would find, I believe, that only a small minority do so; the rest, for the sake of a livelihood, prostitute their skill to purposes which they believe to be harmful. Such work cannot bring any real satisfaction, and in the course of reconciling himself to the doing of it, a man has to make himself so cynical that he can no longer derive whole-hearted satisfaction from anything whatever. I cannot condemn men who undertake work of this sort, since starvation is too serious an alternative, but I think that where it is possible to do work that is satisfactory to man’s constructive impulses without entirely starving, he will be well advised from the point of view of his own happiness if he chooses it in preference to work much more highly paid but not seeming to him worth doing on its own account. Without self-respect genuine happiness is scarcely possible. And the man who is ashamed of his work can hardly achieve self-respect.
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.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Me myself is enough to manage.
Si Ryle en verdad te amara, no permitiría que lo aceptarás de nuevo. Tomaría la decisión de dejarte él mismo para saber por defecto que no podrá volver a lastimarte. Ese es la clase de amor que merece una mujer, Lily.
One of the questions asked by al-Balkhi, and often repeated to this day, is this: Why do the children of Israel continue to suffer? My grandmother Dodo thought it was because the goyim were jealous. The seder for Passover (which is a shame-faced simulacrum of a Hellenic question-and-answer session, even including the wine) tells the children that it's one of those things that happens to every Jewish generation. After the Shoah or Endlösung or Holocaust, many rabbis tried to tell the survivors that the immolation had been a punishment for 'exile,' or for insufficient attention to the Covenant. This explanation was something of a flop with those whose parents or children had been the raw material for the 'proof,' so for a time the professional interpreters of god's will went decently quiet. This interval of ambivalence lasted until the war of 1967, when it was announced that the divine purpose could be discerned after all. How wrong, how foolish, to have announced its discovery prematurely! The exile and the Shoah could now both be understood, as part of a heavenly if somewhat roundabout scheme to recover the Western Wall in Jerusalem and other pieces of biblically mandated real estate. I regard it as a matter of self-respect to spit in public on rationalizations of this kind. (They are almost as repellent, in their combination of arrogance, masochism, and affected false modesty, as Edith Stein's 'offer' of her life to expiate the regrettable unbelief in Jesus of her former fellow Jews.) The sage Jews are those who have put religion behind them and become in so many societies the leaven of the secular and the atheist.
Tae Yun Kim
When you express "purity" which is the truth about yourself, you feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence!
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.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
In every aspect of life, be true to who you are. There is no need to communicate subliminally. If you believe in your words or actions, then express yourself completely. Live, Laugh, & Love without regrets.
Listening to other people's opinions about you is a pretty shitty way to determine how you feel about yourself.
It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable, it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives.
Sometimes "No" is the kindest word.
Great self-respect is as often manifested in forbearance as in resentment.
If you allow someone to be disrespectful to you today, they’ll be disrespectful to you tomorrow also, and the day after that, and the day after that and so on.