35 Self-respect In love Quotes

Everyone wants a relationship with a caring partner, someone who would give them the respect that they are deserving of and support their interest.

But sadly, a lot of these people end up settling for less.

Yet they remain unwilling to confront their partners or leave. Perhaps they expect that if they wait long enough, their partners would probably love and respect them back.

The problem with a lack of self-respect in love is that it brings disrespect into the relationship.

The self-respecting person seeks better relationships with people who give them the respect that they are deserving of, in the form of fidelity, communication, and support, because they are aware of their self-worth.

Love is supposed to be respecting, and self-respect is a reminder of the true quality of love.

The value of Self-respect in love and relationships can be appreciated in these quotes.

Self-respect in relationship quotes

1. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.”– Amit Kalantri

2. “Respect should be found in your own heart and never demanded, sacrificed, begged for or negotiated. If you have to explain why you deserve it then you never had it.”
– Shannon L. Alder

3. “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself.”
– Steve Maraboli

4. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
– Vironika Tugaleva

5. “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

6. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

7. “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

8. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.”
Patti Callahan Henry

9. “When someone you love makes compassion, kindness, forgiveness, respect and God an option, you can be sure they have made you an option, as well.”
– Shannon L. Alder

10. “Do not compromise self respect for love, if someone truly loves you, they would not want you to give away your self-respect for their love.”

11.When you seek love and respect, the first place you would have to search is within you.”

12. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
– Oscar Wilde

13. “It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”
– Eartha Kitt

14. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”
– Kim McMillen

15. “No other love no matter how genuine it is, can fulfill one’s heart better than unconditional self-love.”
– Edmond Mbiaka

16. “It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine”
– Byron Katie

17. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
– Mark Twain

18. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.”
– Lalah Delia

19. “Never beg someone to be in your life, if you text, call, visit and still get ignored, walk away. It’s called self respect”

Steve wentworth

20. “The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself.”
– Shannon L. Alder

21. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
– Wayne Dyer

22. “You owe it to yourself to protect your self-respect. If you lose the respect you have for yourself, others would disrespect you.”

23. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
– Anna Taylor

24. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski

25. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
­­– Ernest Hemingway, 

26. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
– Shannon L. Alder

27. “You deserve someone who is utterly obsessed with you.” – Ella

28. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
– Germany Kent

29. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
– Stephen Chbosky

30. “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” – Oprah

31. “The people that truly love us in life don’t fight for us to remain a doormat for others.”
– Shannon L. Alder

32. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
– Stacey Charter

33. “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”
– Mandy Hale(The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass)

34. “Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.”
– Shannon L. Alder

35. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
– Vironika Tugaleva


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