Inspirational Self Respect Quotes

Self respect quotes
Self respect quote by Buddha

Self respect is respect for oneself, one’s character, one’s conduct and respect for one’s emotions and thought’s.
Self-Respect reflects a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-respect allows you to face life with more confidence, kindness and optimism, and thus you can easily reach your goals and in life.

Higher self-respect or self-esteem is known to be correlated with increased happiness, a better ability to cope with stress and a higher likeliness to takes on difficult situations relative to those with low self-respect.

Below is a list of Inspirational Self respect quotes, which is very useful. These Self respect quotes are from many great personalities such as Buddha, Lao Tzu etc.

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

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
― Gautama Buddha

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
― Lao Tzu

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

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
― Rita Mae Brown

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

“I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“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

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

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”
– M. Scott Peck

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”
― Thucydides

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

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
― Charlotte Brontë

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.”
― Marcus Aurelius

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
– Mark Twain

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”
– André Gide

“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

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
– Lucille Ball

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
– Robert Hand


  1. It’s always been a mistery to me how people can respect themselves when they humiliate other humans ~Mahatma Gandhi~ 🙂


  2. Self-respect is essential to motivation & success. Thanks for getting these together to inspire us!


  3. Thank you for taking the time to write this and pull all these great reminders together!


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