Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
- Jean François Paul De Gondi, Cardinal De Retz
Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
- Anna Gould
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
- Axel Munthe
Do we not realise that self-respect comes with self-reliance?
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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
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
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