Self Respect Quotes

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt holds Human Rights Declaration

Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face… You must do that which you think you cannot do…

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The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself

Monday, September 12th, 2011
hand

If I could wrap my Dad up in two words, it would be thundering tenderness. He’s a man with the shortest temper I ever saw, and at the same time he’s got the biggest heart. Some of the greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. He knows what’s right and he…

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We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
padlocked wooden door

We don’t need to shift our responsibilities onto the shoulders of some deified Spiritual Superman, or sit around and wait for Fate to come knocking at the door. We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it. When we do that, and stop imitating others and competing against them, things begin to work for us.

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When someone gives, it is an act of generosity to receive

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
hugging
  • 1. Do not build walls, for they are dangerous. Learn to transcend them.
  • 2. Live in the moment, for each one is precious and not to be squandered.
  • 3. Take care of yourself, first and foremost…

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Every man must look after his own soul; you can’t lay it down at another man’s door like a foundling

Sunday, May 30th, 2010
chapel

Of course they don’t go to the bottom of it, or they would see if they never came for a cab it would be no use your standing there; but people don’t always like to go to the bottom of things; it may not be convenient to do it; but if you Sunday drivers…

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We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
dragon

Well, you may get off on being a beautiful stereotype, regardless of the social consequences, but my conscience won’t allow it. And I goddam refuse to be dragon bait. I’m as capable of rescuing you as you are of rescuing me…

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No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
old wire fence

…please remember, especially in these times of groupthink and the right-on chorus, that no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were…

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I have found my voice again and the art of using it, and the right vocabulary for the occasion

Friday, January 29th, 2010
face of a women

Salomon turns the color of his hair, brick-red; even his shirty eyes go bloodshot, but from his full, pleasant mouth pours a flood of almost amorous supplications.

“My darling, my pet, don’t start saying silly things. I’ve…”

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A princess must be polite

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
little princess

“You don’t know that you are saying these things to a princess, and that if I chose I could wave my hand and order you to execution. I only spare you because I am a princess, and you are a poor, stupid, unkind, vulgar old…”

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Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
heart

My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.

Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart…

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I imagine, therefore I belong and am free

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
juggling dolphin

He was by divine choice only a poet and often unhappy but with him one had the feeling that he was catching every minute as it flew and turning it upside down to expose its happy side. He was really using himself up, his inner self, in living. Most people…

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The power men possess to annoy me, I give them by a weak curiosity

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
stop hand

At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy to importune you with emphatic trifles. Friend, client, child, sickness, fear, want, charity, all knock at once at thy closet door, and say, “Come out unto us.” But keep the…

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