Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Core Principle Number 1 - Respect Yourself



 
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
Confucius, Sayings of Confucius
 
“They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Insulted and Humiliated 

“I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.”
Mahatma Gandhi, Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World 
 
“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
 
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.”
Adrienne Rich

“Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.”
Gordon B. Hinckley