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
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
- Axel Munthe
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
- Anna Gould
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
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
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
- John Herschel
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