Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
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. Jan Morris prefers this for himself.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
One is rated by others as he rates himself.
Show respect for all men, but grovel to none.
I look for these qualities and characteristics in people.
Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
I will give thanks to thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalms 139:14
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For respect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Study to be what you wish to seem.
Yes and no are very powerful words. Mean them when you say them. Respect them when you hear them.
The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Who ever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in their path.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.
Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Love is gained and Loyalty is returned.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else is...impossible.
Respect the gift and the giver.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself.
Respect starts with yourself.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.
Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.
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.
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.