Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
- Anna Gould
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
- John Herschel
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
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 M. Dostoevsky
To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others
- Nelson Mandela
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
- Jean François Paul De Gondi, Cardinal De Retz
Do we not realise that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam