Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
Marion Wright Edelman
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Michel De Montaigne
Service to many leads to greatness, great respect, great satisfaction.
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
Respect is love in plain clothes.
Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly,
enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more
likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present.
Rules of Civility
Neither we, nor any other people, will ever be respected till we respect ourselves and we will never respect ourselves till we have the means to live respectfully.
For those who are always courteous and respectful of elders, four things increase: life, beauty, happiness and strength.
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Self-respect can be a extension of your ego or a priceless virtue.
He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man
~ William Shakespeare
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Civilizations should be measured by "the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.
Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake
toward the reduction of fear is make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.
Philip James Bailey
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
No one is happy unless he respects himself.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
We must all learn to live as brothers. Or we will all perish as fools.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every man is to be respected as an absolute end
in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him as a human being, to use him as a mere means for some external purpose.
He was an American activist, clergyman, and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement.
His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, and he has become a human rights icon.
In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial discrimination, racial segregation and decided
to turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to
lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
(1929 - 1968)