The reverence of man's self, is, nest to religion, the chiefest bridle of all vices.
Have not too low thoughts of thyself. The confidence a man hath of his being pleasant in his demeanor is a means whereby he infallibly cometh to be such.
No more important duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theatre of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
Self-respect,—that cornerstone of all virtue.
It may be no less dangerous to claim, on certain occasions, too little than too much. There is something captivating in spirit and intrepidity, to which we often yield as to a resistless power; nor can he reasonably expect the confidence of others who too apparently distrusts himself.
The pious and just honoring of ourselves may be thought the fountain-head from whence every laudable and worthy enterprise issues forth.
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.
One self-approving hour whole years outweigh.
Above all things, reverenee yourself.
Every one stamps his own value on himself.—The price we challenge for ourselves is given us.—Man is made great or little by his own will.
Be noble-minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
When thou hast profited so much that thou respectest thyself, thou mayest let go thy tutor.
Who will adhere to him that abandons himself?
Self-respect is the noblest garment with which a man may clothe himself,—the most elevating feeling with which the mind can be inspired. One of Pythagoras's wisest maxims is that in which lie enjoins the pupil to "reverence himself."
To have a respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
It has been said that self-respect is the gate of heaven, and the most cursory observation shows that a degree of reserve adds vastly to the latent force of character.