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" Being Christian towards poor people means trying to improve their lives and give them back some self-respect. "
" But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers. "
" Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They're no good at all. "
" Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect. "
" Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others. "
" Given the opportunity, under the right conditions, two cells from wildly different sources, a yeast cell, say, and a chicken erythrocyte, will touch, fuse, and the two nuclei will then fuse as well, and the new hybrid cell will now divide into monstrous progeny. Naked cells, lacking self-respect, do not seem to have any sense of self. "
" Here's the thing: you're not really ready for love until you have enough self-respect that if you met your exact self, but in a guy, you would totally, completely, absolutely want to be with him. "
" I have always thought of poems as stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. Every now and again, you write a poem that gives you self-respect and steadies your going a little bit farther out in the stream. At the same time, you have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing. "
" 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
" In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect. "
Percy Bysshe Shelley
" I never work just to work. It's some combination of laziness and self-respect. "
" I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account. "
" It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music. "
" I try to write about a woman finding her self-respect, valuing herself, and liking herself again. But what one desperately wants now is to write a proper novel. "
" I've lost a lot of teeth and square yards of hide. But I've never lost my self-respect, and I've kept what I find in few men of my age - my enthusiasm. "
" My mother has a tremendous amount of pride and self-respect. She won't take assistance from anybody. "
" Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect. "
" Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. "
" No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. "
George Bernard Shaw
" Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. "
Thomas S. Monson
" Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect. "
" Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. "
" Self-respect is a commodity worth cleaving to. "
" Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. "
" Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there. "
" Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. "
Abraham Joshua Heschel
" Self-respect knows no considerations. "
" Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. "
" Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. "
H. L. Mencken
" Self-respect, the value of 'face,' is universal but is most pronounced in China, then in Japan where the Confucian ethic is most influential. "
F. Sionil Jose
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