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
Have respect for the Self and no one can take your self respect.
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
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
A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
- Jean François Paul De Gondi, Cardinal De Retz
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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