My personal definition of self-respect is knowing when to walk away from a situation that has ceased to make you happy – it may be a job, a friendship or a relationship. Knowing when to leave because your well-being depends on it is the key to remaining inspired by life and choosing happiness.
Like a butterfly which flies from its cocoon, we must grow and move on from the situations that prevent us from exuding our true beauty and achieving that for which we have been destined.
Every woman – young or old, married or single, religious or not – must have this quality.
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