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That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. - William J. H. Boetcker

Self-respect: The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. - Henry Louis Mencken

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. - George Bernard Shaw

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. - Joan Didion

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. - Joan Didion

Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. - Thomas Henry Huxley

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it. - George Bernard Shaw

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough. - Gail Sheehy