In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
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.
William J. H. Boetcker
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy,
not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and
birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully,
do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self--respect leads to self--discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
~ Albert Einstein
Let us forever forget that every station in life is necessarily that
each deserves our respect; that not the station itself; but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor the man.
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect.
Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
R. C. Samsel
He that cannot decidedly say, "No," when tempted to evil, is on the
highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs.
Respect a man, and he will do all the more.
If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.
Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.
Men are respectable only as they respect
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
John W. Gardner
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.
Herbert Henry Leathem
We must build a new world, a far better world -- one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
Harry S. Truman
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on
the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was known as the Father of Nation played a stellar role in India's freedom struggle.
Thinker, statesman and nationalist leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi not only led his own country to independence
but also influenced political activists of many persuasions throughout the world with his methods and philosophy of
nonviolent confrontation, or civil disobedience.
If he had wanted, Gandhi could have lived a very comfortable life as a lawyer. Instead he devoted it to prayer,
fasting and meditation. He wore basic clothes and lived off fruit, vegetables and milk. He gave up his personal comfort
to bring well-being to millions of others. He was one of the greatest men of this planet.