An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I have just about all I can take of myself.


S. Behrman


No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theatre of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.


Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880, American author, clergyman)


Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.


Joe Clark


Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet. Let him not peep or steal, or skulk up and down with the air of a charity-boy, a bastard, or an interloper.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success – for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect.


B.C. Forbes


They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves.


Peter McArthur


Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.


John Stuart Mill (1806-1873, British philosopher, economist)


Don't spend time with people who don't respect you.


New Zealander Proverb


Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.


Theodore Parker (1810-1860, American minister)


Respect yourself, and you will get it back.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


He is a fool who does not consider his own interests.


Maltese Proverb


If you lose your self-respect, you also lose the respect of others.


Yiddish Proverb (Sayings of Yiddish origin)


Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there.


May Sarton (1912-1995, American poet, novelist)


This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Not respecting yourself is the same as committing suicide at a slow rate.


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