49 Quotes About Dignity and Self Respect


Many answers to life are simple. Requiring the application to the basic principle of dignity and respect, you can easily bring together a divided nation, to neighbors and coworkers. Here are some encouraging quotes about dignity and self respect that are encouraging.

“A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.”

“After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.”

“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

“Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.”

“Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable”

“Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love.”

“Every woman is just a different kind of problem.”

“Financial problems cause distress and loss of self-respect.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

“Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.”

“I may lose many things in my life, but if I lose my dignity, my honor, then I am lost.”

“I try to write about a woman finding her self-respect, valuing herself, and liking herself again. But what one desperately wants now is to write a proper novel.”

“If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.”

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”

“It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.”

“Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able is courage. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.”

“Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.”

“Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.”

“Loyalty, dignity, morals, a good heart, and good character.”

“My dignity is my life; take my dignity and you’ll take my life.”

“Never lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you when they just aren’t willing to.”

“Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.”

“No matter what people take from you, never let them take away your pride and dignity.”

“No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.”

“No relationship is ever worth sacrificing your dignity or self respect for.”

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.”

“Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.”

“Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.”

“Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.”

“Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to.”

“Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.”

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”

“Take care of your character because character will define your dignity.”

“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.”

“The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.”

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

“The wish to lead out one’s lover must be a tribal feeling; the wish to be seen as loved is part of one’s self-respect.”

“The word must is not to be used to princes.”

“There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.”

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.”

“To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.”

“When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.”

“When you know that you can overcome challenges, you do gain that self-respect, and then you won’t end up in a situation that you regret later on.”

“You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag.”

“You should never sacrifice three things your family, your heart, your dignity.”

“You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.”

Showing others respect while you have respect for yourself is not only empowering but will encouraging others to lift you up and gain their respect.