What I get out of this quote is this: if there is a toxic person in your life who does nothing but bring you down and hurt you, then you should respect yourself enough to remove that person from your life. Life is too short to maintain toxic and negative relationships.
"Many people make the mistake of expecting others to treat them in a more loving and respectful way than they treat themselves. If you don’t love yourself, stop expecting others to. If you don’t respect yourself, stop expecting others to. If you don’t forgive yourself, stop expecting others to. If you don’t keep promises to yourself, stop expecting others to. If you are not being faithful to your dreams, your goals, and your resolutions, stop expecting others to." - Steve Maraboli #quote
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give without merit. “Consideration for others is the basis of a good life.” Know the force of words, and choose them wisely. “If you don't want to do something, don't impose on others.” “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.” “Think of tomorrow, the past can't be mended.” “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Confucius Quotes