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Motivational Self Respect Quotes

May these quotes about Self Respect inspire and motivate you.

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Self-respect knows no considerations.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If being an egomaniac means I believe
in what I do and in my art or my music,
then in that respect you can call me that.
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
- John Lennon

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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