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175 Best Self Respect Quotes To Boost Your Confidence

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Top 10 Self Respect Quotes

Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.

Oprah Winfrey
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell
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You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.

Robert Brault
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If you have truly attained wholeness, everything will flock to you.

Lao Tzu
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Deny self for self’s sake.

Benjamin Franklin
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Still your waters. If you’re constantly busy, you can’t learn about yourself. If you don’t learn about yourself, how can you become peaceful?

Maxime Lagacé
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To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.

Bruce Lee
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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

Arthur Schopenhauer
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Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

Marcus Aurelius
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Respect yourself and others will respect you.

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It takes courage to live your truth but, what you get in return is self-respect.

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.

Albert Einstein

If you want to be successful in life, respect one rule: never lie to yourself. Paulo Coelho

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. Peter McArthur

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Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

Golda Meir

True reassurance: not that one’s plans will inevitably work out, but that one’s human worth is not on the line if they don’t. Alain de Botton

Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self. Deepak Chopra

The person who deserves your gratitude more than anyone else is you. Rhonda Byrne

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.


Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.

Don’t put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your “kindness”. The world needs light, not mediocrity. Paulo Coelho

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

Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.

Paulo Coelho

The wisest person in the world is the one who is indifferent to praise and criticism. Maxime Lagacé

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Show kindness but never expect it. Show authenticity but never expect it. Only the wise are indifferent to things they can’t control. Maxime Lagacé

Removing people from your life is a symbol of self-respect.


You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it. Sarah Dessen

Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered. Unknown

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Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself. Joshua Becker

Self-respect is the courage to leave the table when things go beyond the limit!


Never beg for a relationship. Be brave to accept the one who really wants to be with you and reject the one who just pretends to be with you.

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner Kersee

Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect but for respect from others. Barry Bonds

The best gift you can give to others is your presence. The best gift you can give to yourself is perseverance.

Maxime Lagacé

Love yourself first, and then others. Chetan Bhagat

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline, the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you. Naval Ravikant

The minute you learn to love yourself you won’t want to be anyone else.


Just see the mirror, and you will find the person who will always protect and guide you.

Selflove is connected with self-acceptance and self-caring; it is a Healing Journey to find your happiness and yourself. Unknown

Only in true stillness can we see ourselves most clearly. Anne Scottlin

If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Nobody can please everybody.

Paulo Coelho

Society rewards confidence. Nature rewards knowledge. James Pierce

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

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

As long as I’m so afraid of being alone, I’ll never be real. I’m hiding from myself.

Susan Sontag

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.

No one is going to value you more than you value yourself. Naval Ravikant

They should have some standards. It’s a part of having self respect.

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

Vince Lombardi

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. Michel de Montaigne

Ego is not important in life but self-respect is most important in life. Unknown

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He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Worship is a sixth sense of a (believer) to serve, respect, honor, do the word of your master, with faithfulness, commitment, sacrifice, obedience, and self-drive.


Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. Joe Clark

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. Eckhart Tolle

Have good trust in yourself, not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are. Taizan Maezumi

Self-care is never a selfish act it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.

Parker Palmer

When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.

The person who has practiced philosophy as a cure for the self becomes great of soul, filled with confidence, invincible — and greater as you draw near. Seneca

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Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence. Naval Ravikant

To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no matter in what circumstances, not to grow despondent and not to lose heart — that’s what life is all about, that’s its task.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The goal is not to show how great you are to others, but how vulnerable you are to yourself. Maxime Lagacé

We can discover truth for ourselves only when we do not depend on another; no specialist can give us the right answer. Jiddu Krishnamurti

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Bronte

I don’t respect those who don’t respect me. You call it ego. I call it self respect.


The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. Thomas Huxely

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Unknown

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The very things you cannot bring yourself to consider reveal the lies you have let yourself believe. James Pierce

A thought is harmless unless we believe it.

Byron Katie

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

It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. Marcus Aurelius

The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect, to look at ourselves honestly and gently. Pema Chödrön

You become what you give your attention to…If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will.


Maturity is learning to gracefully walk away from situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self worth.

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. John Herschel

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Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need. Swami Vivekananda

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou

Inspiring Self Respect Quotes

By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others. Pema Chödrön

If you want to earn respect, just be honest.

Preethi Kasireddy

Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do, because sometimes you can mean nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride, it is self- respect.

You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown

Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself. Alan Watts

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

Follow your heart. Once you find your deepest passion, work becomes play and learning becomes natural. Maxime Lagacé

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Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity. Paulo Coelho

Everyone should be their own biggest fan.

Kanye West

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell

Be your authentic self, not the person you think other people expect you to be. Payal Kadakia

Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

If we saw someone else treating us the way most of us treat ourselves, we might think them despicably cruel.

Alain de Botton

In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned. Jane Haddam

Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self respect is everything. Unknown

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Comfort is what holds you back, being yourself is what sets you free. Unknown

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.

Make it a goal to see the best in everyone and the best will come back to you. Rhonda Byrne

The most important, difficult and rewarding thing to work on is yourself. Sven Schnieders

You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.

David Foster Wallace

I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect. Unknown

Stoicism helps us keep a better ledger of what things are truly worth. It places the highest value on honesty, on self-respect, on tranquility and freedom and security. Ryan Holiday

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Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. Adrienne Rich

Self-respect isn’t ignoring your flaws: it’s embracing them.


Humility is a knowledge of our weaknesses, confidence is a knowledge of our strengths, and ego is something dangerous with none of the former and a skewed sense of the latter. Ryan Holiday

Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others. Robert Greene

Self-esteem is earned. Rhonda Byrne

You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag.

Ed Koch

Ego is negative but self-respect is positive. Unknown

Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again. Unknown

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Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you. Unknown

Self-respect. It would make me lovable.

Susan Sontag

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge. Benjamin Franklin

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

You can only be as authentic as you are self-aware.

Susan Campbell

Learn to walk away from anything that threatens your peace of mind, self-worth, and self-respect. Unknown

You cannot give respect if you don’t have it, respect yourself and respecting others will automatic. Unknown

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Don’t disrespect yourself by undermining your capabilities! Unknown

Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.


To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. E.E. Cummings

We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion

Be not the slave of your own past plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can’t grow yourself unless you know yourself. John C. Maxwell

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

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Let thy vices die before thee. Benjamin Franklin

Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.

Maezumi Roshi

Quit wishing you were something different. There’s no mistakes. You’re not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made. Joel Osteen

Speak the truth or at least don’t lie. Jordan Peterson

Motivating Self Respect Quotes

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh

Stop quitting when it gets hard.

Tom Bilyeu

They will call you arrogant for having self-respect. Thibaut

The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you. Unknown

Never trade respect for attention. Mel Robbins

Look yourself in the mirror and wish you could date yourself!


If you wanna be liked, your only option is to never speak. Otherwise, get used to being hated. Preethi Kasireddy

What is truly ambitious is to face life and proceed with quiet confidence in spite of the distractions. Ryan Holiday

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Real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, and experiencing the power this brings. Robert Greene

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.

Robert Tew

While we are still alive, we have to discover ourselves, understand ourselves, and express ourselves. Bruce Lee

Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect. Robert Greene

Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself. Marcus Aurelius

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.

Joan Didion

If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die. Maya Angelou

Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. Mark Manson

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

When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are.

Rhonda Byrne

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

Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Determination, courage, self-confidence lead to success, but we should always remain humble, modest and unpretentious. 14th Dalai Lama

If you have earned your self-respect, respect by others is a luxury; if you haven’t, respect by others is a necessity.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The respect you show to others is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect. Alex Elle

You don’t need perfection, only progress. Maxime Lagacé

Instead of saving humanity, every person should save himself. Alexander Herzen

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.

Robert Holden

Self-knowledge will bring you calm. With calm, you’ll do the right thing. Sometimes, by doing the right thing, you’ll push some people. Do it anyway. Maxime Lagacé

It’s very hard to respect yourself when you give in to every temptation. If you want to build self-respect, build your willpower. Unknown

Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident. James Clear

Don’t lose your self-respect for your feelings.

Priyanshu Singh

Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. Meghan Markle

The more respect you give to others, the more you earn. Adam Grant

When you learn to close your eyes, wait and listen, silence reveals a beautiful thing: yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Better “wrong” alone than “right” with the herd.

Naval Ravikant

Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion

I never work just to work. It’s some combination of laziness and self-respect. Harold Ramis

In this world, only one person is important for you: Only you.

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Louise Hay

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. Aberjhani

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

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. Amy Leigh Mercree

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

Clint Eastwood

Self-respect knows no considerations.

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