Self Respect And Dignity Quotes by William J. H. Boetcker, Rita Mae Brown, Jane Haddam, John C. Maxwell, Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Adela Rogers St. Johns and many others.
It is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right.
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
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.
A man who doesn’t trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
I think death has a right to its own courage and dignity and self-respect.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline.
I could never adjust to the separate waiting rooms, separate eating places, separate rest rooms, partly because the separate was always unequal, and partly because the very idea of separation did something to my sense of dignity and self-respect.
Self-respect is the root of discipline
We must build a new world, a far better world – one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride – not vanity, but dignity and self-respect – should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
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.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.