• To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
    ~ Joan Didion
  • They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
    They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
    Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.
    ~ George Carlin
  • Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
    Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
    ~ Robert Collier
  • When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
    ~ Lao Tzu
  • He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
    ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
    ~ Nathaniel Branden
  • Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
    Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
    ~ Nathaniel Branden
  • None can destroy iron but its own rust can! Likewise, none can destroy a person, but his own mindset can.
    ~ Ratan Tata
  • To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as means of transportation.
    To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as means of transportation.
    ~ Yann Martel