45 Most Inspiring Self Respect Quotes To Boost Confidence

To feel confident, you must first have self-respect. Self-respect can be gained by doing things that make you happy. It is also the foundation for healthy self-esteem, but it is not the same thing as self-esteem. You can have high self-esteem but lack self-respect if you don’t do things that make you happy or only do them when pressure is put on you. When you practice self-respect, it boosts your confidence. You can treat yourself the way that you would like to be treated by others.

It would be best if you took care of yourself to feel good about yourself, and nothing does more for your self-respect than making sure that your needs are met and your basic needs are taken care of first. Self-respect helps you to see yourself as good enough and deserving of love. When we start treating ourselves well, we start seeing ourselves in a more positive light, improving our self-esteem.

The following are the list of top most inspiring self-respect quotes that will motivate you to boost your confidence and self-esteem.

45 Inspirational Self Respect Quotes

1. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ~ Confucius

2. “The most important form of respect is self-respect. Not only does it show others how to treat themselves, it teaches them how to treat you.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

3. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

4. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” ~ Unknown

5. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

7. “I want to feel proud and happy about my selflessness. But what happens when being selfless takes away a big part of yourself?” ― Jaye Robin Brown

8. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

9. “If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

10. “Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

11. “Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

12. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

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

14. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” ~ Robert Tew

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

16. “Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

17. “Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.” ~ Robert Green

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

19. “Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

20. “A man with self-confidence has a natural smile on his face, sense in his mind, and strength in his hands.” ~ Amit Kalantri

21. “Never trade respect for attention.” ~ Mel Robbins

22. “Once you embrace your value, talents, and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ~ Rob Liano

23. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self-respect.” ~ Alex Elle

24. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

25. “Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.” ~ Amit Ray

26. “This above all; to thine own self be true.” ~ William Shakespeare

27. “Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” ~ Pierre Corneille

28. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” ~ Amy Leigh Mercree

29. ” You’ll stop caring what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.” ~ David Foster Wallace

30. “In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.” ~ Flannery O’Connor

31. “Do things that give you happiness, increasing your respect in yourself.” ~ Giridhar Alwar

32. “Their opinions are not your oxygen. They should only fan your fucking flames.” ~ Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

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

35. “Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.” ~ Zig Ziglar

36. “Remember who you are. This creature wants to take it from you. Do not let him.” ~ Jim Butcher

37. “Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say “no” but also being willing and able to enforce that “no” when necessary.” ~ Jessica Moore

38. “If you don’t care to be liked, they can’t touch you.” ~ Naval Ravikant

39. “Everything and anything we communicate to others, communicates to them, how to see us and treat us.” ~ Miya Yamanouchi

40. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ~ Author-Poet Aberjhani

41. “The best gift you can give to others is your presence. The best gift you can give to yourself is perseverance.” ~ Maxime Lagacé

42. “Happiness is the highest form of self-respect. A person who allows himself to be happy shows his self-respect.” ~ Marty Rubin

43. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” ~ Robert Morley

44. “Who wouldn’t live in utter despair if their sense of self depended entirely on the opinions of others?” ― Marty Rubin

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

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