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Self-Respect Quotes

I have just about all I can take of myself.

Author: S. Behrman


No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

Author: Joe Clark


To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

Author: Joan Didion (1934)

Profession: American Essayist

Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal, or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, a bastard, or an interloper.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

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

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

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

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

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

Author: Peter Mcarthur


Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

Author: Theodore Parker (1810-1860)

Profession: American Minister

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there.

Author: May Sarton (1912)

Profession: American Poet, Novelist

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor