Do we not realise that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
- Jean François Paul De Gondi, Cardinal De Retz
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
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
Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
- Anna Gould
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
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
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