30+ Powerful Self-Respect and Self-Esteem Quotes and Sayings

The real meaning of Self-Respect to Stand up for yourself, Stand up for the Truth against all the odds. It’s all about knowing your real value. Being confident also shows your attitude and Self-esteem. Self-respect is about having dignity, good sense of humor and taking responsibility. So, in this post let’s look at some of the inspiring Self-Respect Quotes and Sayings that will help you to realize your True Value.

Self-Esteem Quotes & Slogans

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood


“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.”


“Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli


“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” – Charlotte Bronte


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

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Self Respect Quotes

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


“Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.” – Bruno Bettelheim


“Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect” – George Sand


“Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.”


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

Self Respect Quotes

“Self-care is not self-indulgence. Self-care is self-respect.” – Gateway


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


“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” – John C. Maxwell


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


“The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” – Shannon L. Alder


“We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.” – Donella Meadows

Self Respect Quotes

“I’m not a backup plan, and definitely not a second choice.”


“The wish to lead out one’s lover must be a tribal feeling; the wish to be seen as loved is part of one’s self-respect.” – Elizabeth Bowen


“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” – Thucydides


“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner


“Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.”


“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or make you happy.”

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Self Respect Quotes

“Sometimes you need to walk away. Not to make someone else realize how worthy you are, but for you to understand & acknowledge your own self-worth.”


“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect but for respect from others.” – Barry Bonds


“Sometimes you have to try not to care, No matter how much you do, because sometimes you can mean nothing to someone who means so much to you…. It’s not PRIDE. It’s SELF RESPECT.”


“You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty. Setting boundaries is healthy. You need to learn to respect and take care of yourself.”


“Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Self Respect Quotes

“Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you when they just aren’t capable.”


“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.”


“A self-respecting woman is like the sword in the stone; Only a very special man can pull her.”


“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” – Joan Didion


“F.L.Y. First Love Yourself. Others will come next.”


“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner

Self Respect Quotes

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel


“The opinion which other people have is their problem, not yours.”


“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”


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


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

Self Respect Quotes

“Cutting people out of my life, does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.”


“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”


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


“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel


“Never beg for a relationship. Be brave to accept the one who really wants to be with you and reject the one who just pretends to be with you.”

Self Respect Quotes

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


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


“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion


“No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.” – George Bernard Shaw


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

30+ Powerful Self-Respect and Self-Esteem Quotes and Sayings
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