Self Respect Quotes

I must be myself

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Ralph Waldo Emerson love quote t shirt

I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek…

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Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
garden with poles for vines

…so that if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs, or distract it with many, either to have it sterile with idleness, or manured with industry, why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality…

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Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously

Monday, March 2nd, 2009
peacock

“His pride,” said Miss Lucas, “does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favor, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud.”

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Being normal is not necessarily a virtue

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
horned frog

My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!

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