The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Have respect for the Self and no one can take your self respect.
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Do we not realise that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A man’s value depends upon his courage and resolution, his veracity depends upon his traits of nobility and self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.
- A Spiritual Leader
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
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
- Mahatma Gandhi
To live worthily with self-respect, one has to overcome difficulties. It is out of hard and ceaseless struggle alone that one derives strength, confidence and recognition.
- B. R. Ambedkar
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
- John Herschel