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1,000 Empowering Self Respect Quotes: You Matter (2023)

1. “Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.” – Paulo Coelho


2. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” ~Louise L. Hay


3. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli


4. “Know your weaknesses and respect them.”


5. Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.


6. “She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin


7. “Self-acceptance is pure power.” – Amy Leigh Mercree


8. “Listen to your heart above all other voices.” ~ Marta Kagan


9. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”


10. “Your power is in your individuality, in being exactly who you area.” ~Jennifer Lopez


11. “Self-esteem is earned.” – Rhonda Byrne


12. “Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” — John Herschel


13. “Self respect, Colie. If you don’t have it, the world will walk all over you.” — Sarah Dessen


14. “Be brave, be great!”


15. “If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.” — Ayn Rand


16. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


17. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”


18. “Don’t. Self respect is everything.” — Jordan Christy


19. “The only reason you continue to love someone who treats you poorly is because you don't value yourself enough.”


20. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.” – Mitch Albom


21. “Without boundaries you are lost in the void with no horizon.”


22. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne


23. With confidence, you have won before you have started.


24. In this world, only one person is important for you: ONLY YOU


25. “Every morning, I wake up saying, ‘I’m still alive, a miracle.’ And so I keep on pushing.”


26. “Do things that give you happiness, increasing your respect in yourself.” ― Giridhar Alwar


27. “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” ~Jessica Williams


28. “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” – Michelle Obama


29. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho


30. “Deny self for self’s sake.” – Benjamin Franklin


31. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ~ Benjamin Spock


32. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James


33. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely


34. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


35. “Their opinions are not your oxygen. They should only fan your fucking flames.”


36. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero


37. “Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence.” – Naval Ravikant


38. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively


39. Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell


40. “You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” – Tim Gunn


41. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg


42. “Stay out of your own way” – Whoopi Goldberg


43. “Don't let loving someone be the reason you allow them to hurt you.”


44. “Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” ~ Jack Canfield


45. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano


46. “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – Richard Bach


47. “Our self-respect tracks our choices.” – Dan Coppersmith


48. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ~Brené Brown


49. They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi


50. “We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.” – Arthur Schopenhauer


51. “Seek a man that doesn't ask you to prove your love. Seek a man that will prove God's love.”


52. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14


53. “Well I don't want to be interesting",I said."I don't exist to fascinate strangers”


54. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz


55. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” ~ Lou Holtz


56. “Hard work breeds self-respect.” — Pat Summitt


57. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown


58. “The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.”


59. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden


60. “Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.” – Mooji


61. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” ~ Andre Gide


62. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ― Author-Poet Aberjhani


63. “Self-respect and reality is tough to rival when it comes to balancing it honestly.” ― Ankit Samrat


64. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”


65. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung


66. “And I concluded that every spilled blood nourishes hatred and mistreats the soul.”


67. “Removing people from your life is a symbol of self-respect.”


68. “Respect yourself and in time the whole world will respect you.”


69. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha


70. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.” ~ Dennis Lehane


71. The crown of self-respect adorns the beauty of a woman. Anuska


72. “Know your worth, then add tax.”


73. “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.”


74. “To know what that true self is without social pressure is to know your true nature.” ~Martha Beck


75. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”


76. “Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence.” — Naval Ravikant


77. “Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.”


78. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.


79. “Respect for others is a measure of one’s own character and integrity.”


80. “Let them call you what they want. You don’t have to play the part they want you to play.” – Thibaut


81. “Maintaining self-respect in the face of a devastating experience is of prime importance.” — Ann Landers


82. “Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


83. Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having deep respect for others. Amy Leigh Mercree


84. “Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.” — Alfred Adler


85. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”


86. “Have respect for yourself and no one can take away your self respect.” ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


87. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.


88. “You can’t grow yourself unless you know yourself.” – John C. Maxwell


89. “Don’t let people who fuck with your mind enter into the door of your mind.”


90. “They'd smother what was left of her pride in well-meaning sympathy.”


91. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.” – Elbert Hubbard


92. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~ Maya Angelou


93. “Self-trust is the first secret of success.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


94. “Self-respect comes from the regard that an individual has. Self-esteem comes from talents.” — Zayd Haji


95. “Self-compassion provides the same benefits as high self-esteem without its drawbacks.”


96. Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. Alfred Whitney Griswold


97. “Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale.” — Alfred Whitney Griswold


98. “They will call you arrogant for having self-respect.” – Thibaut


99. “Stop quitting when it gets hard.” – Tom Bilyeu


100. Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. Mark Manson


101. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen


102. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ~Marilyn Monroe


103. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” — Robert Hand


104. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau


105. “Let thy vices die before thee.” – Benjamin Franklin


106. Confidence is like “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”


107. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu


108. “The best way to be loved, is to love yourself.” ~Adam Lambert


109. “Nem sokra becsülném magamat, ha senki sem utálna.”


110. “Respecting others is the key to unlocking the full potential of relationships.”


111. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires, for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle


112. I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.


113. “The body is innocent. Deeply, beautifully, fundamentally innocent.”


114. “How we respect ourselves


115. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert


116. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”


117. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”


118. “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” ~Diane von Furstenberg


119. “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.” ~Gabrielle Bernstein


120. “Love yourself first, and then others.” – Chetan Bhagat


121. You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected.


122. “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” – John Dewey


123. “You have to stop worrying about whether people like you. Some people don't even like themselves.”


124. “Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self.” – Deepak Chopra


125. “Beware of people making you feel guilty. That is how they control you.”


126. “Self-respect is the courage to leave the table when things go beyond the limit!”


127. “If you would build for your happiness a sure foundation, let the stone for the corner be a good reputation.”


128. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”


129. “In youth, it was a way I had,


130. “Respect is the cornerstone of all healthy relationships.”


131. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” – Lalah Delia


132. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang


133. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss


134. Nobody needs you as much as you need yourself


135. “Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.”


136. “You will only ever be taken as seriously as you take yourself.” – Jack Butcher


137. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.” ~Beyoncé


138. “Self-respect is the starting point for all healthy relationships.”


139. “Speak with confidence, the world needs your light.” – Gabby Bernstein


140. “Do not expect anything from anyone that you are not willing to give to yourself.”


141. “I may not be good enough for you, but I am good enough for me.”


142. “I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino


143. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”


144. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.” – Kim McMillen


145. “But as for you, be strong, and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7


146. “Respect is the cornerstone of all successful relationships.”


147. “A man worth loving is a man that never makes you feel like an option.”


148. “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


149. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”


150. “The world will tell you what you are worth, until you show it you are not for sale.”


151. “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”


152. “It took me time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field


153. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


154. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” ~Taylor Swift


155. “More helpful than any advice is an unflinching examination of oneself.” – James Pierce


156. “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch


157. “Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


158. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin


159. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling


160. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius


161. “One with genuine self-respect can never feel disrespected.”


162. “Take care of yourself with self-respect and watch your life transform.”


163. “Never ever doubt yourself or your capabilities. You are born to Win. You are born to be a Hero!”


164. “Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.”


165. “Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.”


166. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” – Robert Hand


167. “Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.” — Joe Clark


168. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha


169. “It is weakness that is the source of all selfishness.” ~ Swami Vivekananda


170. “Learn to live in this world with self-respect.” — B. R. Ambedkar


171. “Don’t disrespect yourself by undermining your capabilities!”


172. Your energy introduces you before you even speak.


173. “If you live life on your own terms it shouldn’t feel like a jail cell.”


174. “Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


175. “Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschel


176. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.”


177. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown


178. “A thought is harmless unless we believe it.” – Byron Katie


179. “It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts.”


180. “Be selfish enough to have self love, self worth and self respect.”


181. “Self-esteem is crucial to how much or how little contentment you feel at the end of your life.” ~ Mark Goulston


182. “Free yourself from others’ versions of you.” ~Angela Jiang


183. “Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to.”


184. “All at once it occurs to me that I'm the one who needs to give myself the break, to accept myself for who I am.”


185. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant


186. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.” ~Atticus


187. “Great self-respect is as often manifested in forbearance as in resentment.”


188. “If you ever want to love someone, love yourself unconditionally first.”


189. “I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” ~Lauren Bacall


190. “Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride.” – Connor Franta


191. “Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” – Thomas Paine


192. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ― Rita Mae Brown


193. “A man with self confidence has natural smile on his face, sense in his mind and strength in his hands.”


194. “When you love, trust and respect yourself, you will love, trust and respect others.” — Betty Lue Lieber


195. “The world has slowed so you can rediscover yourself.” – Unknown


196. “I am both the comforter and the one in need of comfort.”


197. “Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.” – Michel de Montaigne


198. “​Let the lotus of your character be full-blown and the results will follow.”


199. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne


200. “Someone else’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~ Les Brown


201. “Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.” – Joe Clark


202. “being well and well being is my way of life”


203. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ~Tyra Banks


204. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel


205. “Treat others with the respect you wish to receive in return.”


206. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown


207. “Humility is one of the best expressions of self respect.”


208. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James


209. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell


210. “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?"


211. “Only in true stillness can we see ourselves most clearly.” – Anne Scottlin


212. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


213. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.”


214. “Do things that give you happiness increasing your respect in yourself.”


215. “Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others.” ~Ichiro Kishimi


216. “They should have some standards. It’s a part of having self respect.”


217. “The middle class is always self-respecting, prefers to live life never opening its mouth to the world.


218. “To accept oneself completely is to know the truest kind of self-love.” – Anonymous


219. “True self-respect comes from within, don’t seek validation from others.”


220. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”


221. “Treat others with kindness and respect, it goes a long way.”


222. “Dare to love yourself


223. “Love yourself, love your uniqueness. You are the only person can be true to yourself.”. . Lailah Gifty Akita


224. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Gustav Jung


225. Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. Baltasar Gracian


226. “Respect yourself enough to know your worth and never settle for less.”


227. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


228. “No one is going to value you more than you value yourself.” – Naval Ravikant


229. “You can’t force someone to respect you but you can refuse to be disrespected.”


230. “You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”


231. “A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self-respect.” — Mahatma Gandhi


232. Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho


233. “Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.” – Erich Fromm


234. If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you. Naval Ravikant


235. “Humor comes from self-confidence.” – Rita Mae Brown


236. “be a woman of confidence and self-respect; give a man a reason worth fighting for.”


237. “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.” – Norman Vincent Peale


238. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


239. “You are not what you’ve done. You are what you keep doing.”


240. “When you have self-respect, you have enough.” — Gail Sheehy


241. “Self-esteem comes quietly, like the truth.” ~ Amity Gaige


242. “For each new morning let there be a flow of love. Let there be the light of happiness in every direction.”


243. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”


244. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” - Jack Kornfield


245. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz


246. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


247. “Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.”


248. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi


249. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton


250. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland


251. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.”


252. “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.” ~Unknown


253. “Why should I take my clothes off (...) when there are, already, so many other woman doing it for me?”


254. “Sell your materials but save your morals.”


255. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – Brene Brown


256. “It is not grey hair that makes one respectable but character.” – Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar


257. “You are the most self-sufficient man I have ever known,” she said.”


258. “Having self-esteem is easy, obtaining self-respect is the real challenge.”


259. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full.” – Beau Taplin


260. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green


261. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” ~Diane Von Furstenberg


262. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. - Rupi Kaur


263. “Respect is the foundation of a just and fair society.”


264. “The respect you show to others is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect.” — Alex Elle


265. Don't lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self-respect is everything.


266. Do not tolerate disrespect, not even from yourself.


267. “Love is the great miracle cure.” – Louise Hay


268. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” – Proverbs 18:21


269. “There are so many more important things to worry about than how you’re perceived by strangers.”


270. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” – Unknown


271. Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.


272. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.. Tecumseh


273. “Just married! A bright past is ahead of them!”


274. “Relationships should be chosen, not settled for.”


275. “Society will question your reputation, but it will believe your defamation without question.”


276. “You will never attain and maintain more than you think you deserve.”


277. “Respect is the first step towards peace and understanding.”


278. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” ~ Tina Fey


279. “It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.” – Samuel Johnson


280. “Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows


281. “Self-respect comes easily when someone loves you. That someone should first be you.” — Jacques Weisel


282. “You stand strong and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.” – Steve Maraboli


283. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison


284. “Respect is a universal language that transcends boundaries.”


285. “Speak the truth or at least don’t lie.” – Jordan Peterson


286. “Be determined to live in the light.”


287. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~Oscar Wilde


288. “Feeding the ego is starving the wisdom, the choice is yours.”


289. Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.


290. “Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth.”


291. “Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli


292. “Instead of saving humanity, every person should save himself.” – Alexander Herzen


293. “Having self. . . respect also means honoring your own thoughts and feelings.” — Lucia Raatma


294. “Avoid CHEAP CLIENTS with EXPENSIVE DEMANDS”


295. Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. Mooji


296. “To give ourselves compassion, we first have to recognize that we are suffering.”


297. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” – Sally Field


298. “Never trade respect for attention.” – Mel Robbins


299. “Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”


300. “our thoughts have to be accountable to our self”


301. “Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.” – Mignon McLaughlin


302. “Ego is negative but self-respect is positive.”


303. “The goal is not to show how great you are to others, but how vulnerable you are to yourself.”


304. “I do not mask my ineptitude. The less clutter the better the result.”


305. “Respect is the glue that holds relationships together.”


306. “When you neglect me, you get all my attention.


307. “You can’t compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.” ~ Craig Sheffer


308. “Yesterday I was clever, so I took the glory for me. Today He makes me wise, so I give the glory to Thee”


309. “Rompemos el patrón, antes de que el patrón nos rompa a nosotros.”


310. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,


311. “Capability can handle challenges, it doesn't accept charity.”


312. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


313. “Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.” – Gary Chapman


314. “You are greater than you can possibly imagine, if you would only free yourself up to imagine.”


315. “The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you.”


316. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Mahatma Gandhi


317. “Respect is the foundation of self-respect, cultivate it.”


318. “Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect”


319. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson


320. “I love me more than we, but I can still make room for we if it is going to help me be more of me.”


321. “In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned.” — Jane Haddam


322. Just see the mirror and you will find the person who will always protect and guide you.


323. “My needs are less, hence my integrity is dangerous.”


324. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous


325. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”


326. “Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again.”


327. “There are, literally, thousands


328. “if you think she is amazing, you are the ordinary one ...”


329. “Ignorance is the master key of all evils.”


330. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown


331. “The one who wants to live with their heads up should learn to bow their heads down.”


332. I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.


333. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


334. “Maybe just being me was enough to be loved. I wasn't giving myself any credit.


335. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot


336. “Thoughts are thoughts and you're beyond that. Let silence or your dreams do the talking.”


337. Quotes That Will Inspire You Today


338. “I will never apologize for being me, but I will apologize for the times that I am not.” – Michael Carini


339. “Be loud about the things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond


340. “Look yourself in the mirror and wish you could date yourself!”


341. “Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.” — H. L. Mencken


342. “Take the time out to have a look at yourself, it might help you to appreciate yourself better.”


343. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah


344. “The cure is as simple as this: Live your words and live your belief system.”


345. “I believe depression is legitimate.


346. “Just be yourself, there is no one better.” ~Taylor Swift


347. “You are of more value than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:7


348. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”. . . Eleanor Roosevelt.


349. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”


350. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” – Paul Tournier


351. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi


352. Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.


353. Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self. Deepak Chopra


354. “Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for.” – Mark Manson


355. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” – Roman Price


356. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer


357. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous


358. The more respect you give to others, the more you earn. Adam Grant


359. “If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


360. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.”


361. “Your value, your self-worth doesn’t come from another person.” – Joel Osteen


362. Dignity begins with poise and self-respect.” — Juliann Mangino


363. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron


364. “A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.” ~Jean De La Bruvere


365. . . “Love yourself first, and then others.”. Chetan Bhagat


366. “A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack”


367. “That’s what I grew up with. I didn’t aspire to be anything besides that.” – Jennifer Lopez


368. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller


369. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love..” – Miguel Angel Ruiz


370. “Work on yourself. Build the confidence and gusto required to rise above your mental baggage.”


371. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” – Robyn Conley Downs


372. “And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself.” ~Lauren Alex Cooper


373. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.


374. “You yourself, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


375. “This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness.”


376. “My main purpose in life is to do everything on purpose.”


377. Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it. Maya Angelou


378. “When you tolerate disrespectful people you disrespect yourself.”. . . Wayne Gerard Trotman


379. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” ~Unknown


380. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer


381. “End your day by silently stating, “I love you! ” while gazing into your own eyes in the mirror.


382. “Yesterday, I got lost.


383. “I could see the world under golden skies of confetti. ”


384. “Self-respect is the first step towards self-love, nurture it.”


385. “Be yourself., you are truer than you think.”


386. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia


387. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”


388. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott


389. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? Abdul Kalam


390. “Be your authentic self, not the person you think other people expect you to be.” – Payal Kadakia


391. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”


392. “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”


393. “You alone deserve your love and affection as much as anyone in the cosmos,” said Buddhas!


394. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey


395. “Honesty defines self respect.”


396. You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you you are beautiful. - Amy Bloom


397. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will, too.” ~Jennae Cecelia


398. “Advice to my younger self:


399. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


400. “As long as I’m so afraid of being alone, I’ll never be real. I’m hiding from myself.” – Susan Sontag


401. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner Kersee


402. Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Robert Holden


403. “You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.” ~Michelle Obama


404. “You can’t keep a good woman down who sucks at being subservient.”


405. “Love is the great miracle cure.”


406. “Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered.”


407. “Learn to say to no things that get in the way of life. And to say yes to the things that help you live.”


408. “Find my wrongdoings and blame it on me,


409. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein


410. “If You believe in yourself you can reach everything you want.”


411. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey


412. “Love yourself for what you are, instead of hating yourself for what you are not.”


413. “I don’t respect those who don’t respect me. You call it ego. I call it self respect.”


414. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ~Helen Keller


415. “When you learn to close your eyes, wait and listen, silence reveals a beautiful thing: yourself.”


416. “Respecting diversity is the first step towards creating a peaceful world.”


417. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.”


418. “Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”~ Lucille Ball


419. “Never melt with the average. You will not improve it.”


420. “Their opinions are not your oxygen. They should only fan your fucking flames.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones


421. “Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people.” ~ Robert Greene


422. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”


423. “The respect you show to others is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect.” – Alex Elle


424. “Self-respect is the foundation of a happy and fulfilling life, cherish it.”


425. “I do not care if nobody resembles me.”


426. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” ~ Jean Vanier


427. “It takes courage to live your truth but, what you get in return is self-respect.”


428. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes


429. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary


430. “That’s what I grew up with. I didn’t aspire to be anything besides that.”– Jennifer Lopez.


431. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou


432. “A key barometer to help us weigh the rightness of our actions is self-respect.”


433. Respecting others’ opinions doesn’t mean being untrue to our own. P. M. Forni


434. “I never had confidence. The hardest thing to know is your own worth, and it took me years.” – Peggy Lipton


435. “You will get love and respect from others when you stop craving for it.”


436. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”


437. “For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” – Ephesians 5:29


438. “...and that’s when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day?”


439. How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.


440. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” – André Gide


441. “Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled.” ~ Eric Hoffer


442. “No kind of social system can make you more happier and secure than your own money.”


443. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” ~ Melanie Koulouris


444. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree


445. You are worth more than your second thoughts and maybes.


446. “Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving.”


447. I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect. Gandhi


448. “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” – William Hazlitt


449. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”


450. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”


451. . “I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”~ Mae West


452. “Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself.” – Joshua Becker


453. “Confidence is a muscle that we choose to use every single day.” – Catriona Gray


454. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao-Tzu


455. “For if you train hard your confidence surges to a maximum.” – Floyd Patterson


456. “Low self-esteem is like driving with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz


457. “My best friend brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford


458. “Why strain so hard to please someone else's society when you could create your own?”


459. “Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius


460. “Do not consider painful what is good for you.” – Euripides


461. “Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


462. “Follow your heart. Once you find your deepest passion, work becomes play and learning becomes natural.”


463. “Make it a goal to see the best in everyone and the best will come back to you.” – Rhonda Byrne


464. “The moon doesn’t have to be full to be loved. Neither do you.” – Hijo de Guadalupe


465. “Our self-respect tracks our choices.” — Dan Coppersmith


466. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” — Malcolm S. Forbes


467. “Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.” – Rena Rose


468. “Be the love of your love, not the slave of your love.”


469. “Self-respect is a shield against negativity, use it wisely.”


470. “Sacrifice of the self is sheer stupidity if sacrifice is not for the self.”


471. “The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” ~ Dr. Sonya Friedman


472. “Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.”


473. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen.”


474. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel


475. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”


476. “Love, connection, and acceptance are your birthright. To claim them you need only look within yourself.”


477. “When you're an original it may take time for people to catch on. So keep at it and don't question yourself.”


478. “Don’t let loving someone be the reason you allow them to hurt you.”. . . R.H. Sin


479. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” – Golda Meir


480. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha


481. “If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


482. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”


483. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


484. Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.


485. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”


486. “The wisest person in the world is the one who is indifferent to praise and criticism.”


487. “I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.” – Henry James


488. “Respect is not a one-way street, it must be given and received.”


489. When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.


490. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will, you won’t be good at loving anyone else.” – Wayne Dyer


491. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield


492. “Let me stay where the sun shines ever so brightly in the sky—where I can be who I am, carefree.


493. Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and make it happen.


494. “Me myself is enough to manage.”


495. “And a ball game on . . .”


496. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” — Mahatma Gandhi


497. “priority changes when opinion changes”


498. Self love is the greatest middle finger of all time.


499. “Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.” — Theodore Parker


500. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware


501. “Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.” – David Robinson


502. “A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.” – Axel Munthe


503. “A precise definition of self-respect is also that you respect everyone's self-respect without distinctions.”


504. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.”


505. Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you.


506. “There are zero excuses or delays when oneself is determined to grow.”


507. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love” – Buddha


508. “Self-respect is nothing but self-confidence.”


509. Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz


510. “Set a meeting with yourself and keep it. Make it a priority. Treat that meeting like you would any other.”


511. “There are worse things than suffering and death... it is worse to lose one's self-respect.”


512. “Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky


513. “Self-esteem, self confidence”


514. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack


515. “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” – Nora Roberts


516. “Some people will continue to hate you even when they mistreat you.”


517. “We actually have a word for people who loves them no matter what. We call them narcissist.”


518. “Respect is the key to unlocking the full potential of the human spirit.”


519. “We are what God has made us.”


520. Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. Joe Clark


521. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma


522. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


523. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller


524. “Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.” ~ John Milton


525. “Being well and wellbeing is my way of life.” ― Akosua Dardaine Edwards


526. “I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” – Julius Erving


527. “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” – Truman Capote


528. “When I wake up in the morning at 4 am


529. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain


530. “Be kind to the person you are now.” – iambrilliyant


531. “Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.” ~ Fred Rogers


532. “not everything i think or feel


533. “Having beautiful plans is easy. Execution is hard. Will you be focused enough?”


534. “Give yourself the love you’re willing to give to others.” – Mahin Ismail


535. “A person without self-respect cannot respect others.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


536. It’s always been a mystery to me how people can respect themselves, when they humiliate other humans. Gandhi


537. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”


538. “I’m not doing this to disrespect you. I’m doing this to respect myself.”


539. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.” – Alex Elle


540. Removing people from your life is a symbol of self-respect.


541. Do not tolerate disrespect even from yourself


542. “Teach People How to treat you.”


543. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra


544. “All religions are man-made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody.”


545. “If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” ~Tim Fargo


546. “If you don't know what you want, you'll never find it.


547. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”


548. “To earn respect, you must earn your own self respect before you can expect others, to respect you.”


549. “How you feel about yourself determines your life choices.” ~ Amanda Ray


550. “Respecting others is a sign of maturity and emotional intelligence.”


551. “If you want to be successful in life, respect one rule: never lie to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho


552. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”


553. “Some choices we make, others, we have no say. Or do we?”


554. Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. - Michelle Obama


555. “Self respect beats social approval, every time.” — Robin Sharma


556. Ego is false confidence. Self-respect is true confidence. Naval Ravikant


557. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ~ Maxwell Maltz


558. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou


559. “I speak less because my words are precious and my advices are priceless.”


560. “Act like you have a lot of venom inside you, but never inject them into anyone.”


561. If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, respect yhem. Do not lower your integrity for anyone.


562. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


563. “The mere fact that I exist, means that I deserve to be here and to express myself any damn way I please.”


564. “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.” – Stan Smith


565. “Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.” — Joan Didion


566. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” – Nicole Lyons


567. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen


568. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.”


569. “They will call you crazy once you stop living someone else’s dream and start living your own.”


570. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”


571. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg


572. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”~ Ayn Rand


573. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung


574. “Respect is the foundation of a harmonious world, promote it.”


575. “Better believe it, those in pursuit of Happiness can't expect to remain unchanged.”


576. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”


577. “When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”


578. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ~ Confucius


579. “The one person you'll be spending the rest of your life with is you. Treat yourself with love and respect.”


580. “Conscience is worse than death, some people commit suicide to evade it.”


581. Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love. Toni Morrison


582. Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Theodore Parker


583. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”


584. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill


585. Respect is not imposed nor begged. It’s earned and offered.


586. “Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Adolf Hitler


587. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha


588. “Society rewards confidence. Nature rewards knowledge.” – James Pierce


589. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”


590. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah


591. Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. Peter McArthur


592. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”


593. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.”


594. The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. Thomas Huxley


595. I am confident because I can admit who I am, what I’ve done, and love myself for who I’ve become.


596. “You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.” – David Foster Wallace


597. “Self-respect isn’t ignoring your flaws: it’s embracing them.”


598. “Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within” ~Helen Keller


599. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown


600. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown


601. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina


602. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” – Eckhart Tolle


603. “A person’s self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. ” ~ Halle Berry


604. “Be the glee to those in gloom,


605. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”


606. “Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”


607. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” – Amy Leigh Mercree


608. Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. John Huschel


609. “If you want to earn respect, just be honest.” – Preethi Kasireddy


610. “Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for better.” – Unknown


611. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louise May Alcott


612. “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”


613. “The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue


614. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you.”


615. “The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” – Bum Philip


616. “The minute you learn to love yourself you won’t want to be anyone else.” – Rihanna


617. “The people that truly love us in life don't fight for us to remain a doormat for others.”


618. “A tree doesn't have to be straight to be loved. Neither do you.”


619. “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson


620. “The greatest success is successful self-acceptance.” ~ Ben Sweet


621. “Hope is my strength. My strength is my weapon. And my Love, nurtures them both.”


622. “Life is full of limitless opportunities. You ought to seek them.”


623. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain


624. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks


625. Your greatest responsibility is to love yourself and to know you are enough.


626. “Confident women don't COMPARE themselves to other women”


627. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain


628. “There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom”


629. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” ~Rumi


630. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou


631. “If love and friendship makes you unhappy, try solitude.”


632. “Some people think you mistreated them, when you interrupt them from mistreating you.”


633. “Everyone should be their own biggest fan.” – Kanye West


634. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” ~ Sally Field


635. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Rita Ghatourey


636. Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. Joan Didion


637. “Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown


638. “No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.”


639. “True belief in yourself is the ultimate determining factor if you make it or not.” – David Goggins


640. “Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone – never the opinion of others.” ~ Robert Greene


641. “Show yourself the respect you deserve by making choices that align with your values.”


642. “Self-respect is a choice, make it every day.”


643. “In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.” ― Flannery O’Connor


644. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” ~Coco Chanel


645. “The best don’t stick around when you treat them poorly, only the desperate do.”


646. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown


647. “If you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris


648. Be yourself. People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.


649. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli


650. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. - Maya Angelou


651. “If you respect yourself, you will respect others.”


652. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”