A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on admiration, character, conceit, danger, desires, idealism, losing, respect, self-esteem, self-respect, vanity, and worth

Self-respect is the very cement of character, without which character will not form nor stand; a personal ideal is the only possible foundation for self-respect, without which self-respect degenerates into vanity or conceit, or is lost entirely, its place being taken by worthlessness and the consciousness of worthlessness; and that is the end of all character. It is often said that if we do not respect ourselves no one else will respect us; this is rather a dangerous way to put it; let us rather say that if we are not worthy of our own respect we cannot claim the respect of others. True self-respect is a matter of being and never of mere seeming. As Paulsen says, "It is vanity that desires first of all to be seen and admired, and then, if possible, really to be something; whereas proper self esteem desires first of all to be something, and' then, if possible, to have its worth recognized."

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on clarity, conscience, integrity, relationships, respect, and self-respect

Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by Clint Eastwood on discipline, effort, power, respect, and 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.

Clint Eastwood (1930 -)

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A Quote by Clark H. Minor on individuality, liberty, peace, respect, sacrifice, and self-respect

No sacrifice short of individual liberty, individual self-respect, and individual enterprise is too great a price to pay for permanent peace.

Clark H. Minor

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, achievement, corruption, evil, existence, fraud, hatred, hope, joy, life, men, money, respect, self-respect, shame, stupidity, survival, vices, work, and worth

Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers your scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384)

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A Quote by Anne Brontë on losing, power, respect, self-reliance, self-respect, world, and path

I would not send a poor girl into the world, . . . ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .

Anne Bronte (1820 - 1849)

Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848.

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on addiction, affliction, contempt, independence, politics, respect, self-respect, and vices

MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence. A term of contempt.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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