We all love to pamper ourselves whenever possible. We love to buy new clothes and accessories as a gift to feel happy and pampered. However, one true gift that we must give to ourselves is self respect. There are numerous quotes that talk about the importance of the respect that we give to ourselves, our work and our accomplishments.
Self respect is the very essence of our existence. Without it, we diminish our stature in our eyes as well as that of others. Remember, we will gain respect from others only when we give respect to ourselves. If we do not take ourselves for granted, others will also not have the audacity to do the same.
Sometimes, though our love for others may make us do some sacrifices for them, it should never be at the cost of our self respect. Read quotes that motivate us to treat our respect and dignity above everything else. We must take pride in who we are, what we do, what we have achieved, and what dreams we chase. All this is a part of self respect.
“There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all.” - Kurt Cobain , Musician
“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” - Maya Angelou, Poet
“No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.” - Susan B. Anthony , Activist
“For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don't rely too much on other people's opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.” - Luke Evans
“I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.” - Roger Nash Baldwin, Activist
“No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.” - George Bernard Shaw
“Self-respect knows no considerations.” - Mahatma Gandhi
“My stroller of choice is the Graco Classic. It's the '70s Buick of strollers, bulky with a complete absence of style. There are no good lines on the Graco. Yes, it has cup holders, like any self-respecting car or stroller does these days, but the luxuries stop there.” - Shawn Amos, Musician
“Being traditional is a choice for me. South Indian families bring up their children with a sense of freedom, self-respect and self-value. We do whatever we have to with earnestness and honesty, including being uninhibited. Yet we hold onto our roots.” - Vidya Balan, Actress