Women Self Respect Quotes by Jane Haddam, Harper Lee, Joan Didion, Rita Mae Brown, June Jordan, John Galsworthy and many others.
In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Above all, don’t lie to yourself.
Above all, do not lie to yourself.
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.