ᐅ143+ Quotes About Respect (INSPIRATIONAL)

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”

“All the jungle is thine, and thou canst kill everything that thou art strong enough to kill; but for the sake of the bull that bought thee thou must never kill or eat any cattle young or old. That is the Law of the Jungle.”

“If you are mighty and powerful, then gain respect through knowledge and through your gentleness of speech. Don’t order things except as it is fitting. The one who provokes others gets into trouble. Don’t be haughty lest you be humbled. But also, don’t be mute lest you be chided.”

“As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. Okonkwo had clearly washed his hands and so he ate with kings and elders. ”

“In the matter of religion there was a growing feeling that there might be something in it after all, something vaguely akin to method in the overwhelming madness. The growing feeling was due to Mr. Brown, the white missionary, who was very firm in restraining his flock from provoking the wrath of the clan…Mr. Brown preached against such excess of zeal…so Mr. Brown came to be respected even by the clan, because he trod softly on its faith.”

“‘If they wanted to claim their son, why didn’t they respect the life he chose to live? How come they never came to visit? Or supported his music?’”

“With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had. He neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife. But in spite of these disadvantages, he had begun even in his father’s lifetime to lay the foundations of a prosperous future. It was slow and painful. But he threw himself into it like one possessed. And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death. ”

“It was a friendship founded on many common tastes and interests, on mutual like and admiration of each for what the other was, and an attitude of respect which allowed unhampered expression of opinion even on those rare subjects which aroused differences of views and of belief. It was, therefore, the kind of friendship that can exist only between two men.”

“aOh, I see . . . I don’t count here no more. You ain’t got to say excuse me to your daddy. All of a sudden you done got so grown that your daddy don’t count around here no more. . . . You done got so grown to where you gonna take over. . . . You gonna wear my pants.”

“To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients - care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication.”

“If we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – people we really enjoy being on the bus with and who will never disappoint us – then we will almost certainly have a great life, no matter where the bus goes.”

“And maybe now you’ll start treating everybody with respect. Not just the people you think are important.”

“When agreements are made according to what is right, what is spoken can be made good. When respect is shown according to what is proper, one keeps far from shame and disgrace. When the parties upon whom a man leans are proper persons to be intimate with, he can make them his guides and masters.”

“Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect—you don’t call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.”

“When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.”

“Our work is to get to the place where we like ourselves and are concerned when we judge ourselves too harshly or allow others to silence us. The wilderness demands this level of self-love and self-respect.”

″‘The new one is the most beautiful of all; he is so young and pretty.’ And the old swans bowed their heads before him.”

“Sir, I honor and respect the personal dignity of any man who respects my dignity. I am indeed indebted to you. And I always pay my debts. If it is your custom that this knife remain sheathed here, then it is so ordered—by me. And if there is any other way we may honor the man who died in our service, you have but to name it.”

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

“Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.”

“Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.”

“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. – Bryant H. McGill

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham

If you don’t feel respected, you won’t be engaged in your work. – Linda Hill

Respect depicts acceptance while disrespect is rejection. – Fawad Afzal Khan

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. -Laurence Sterne

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. – Albert Einstein

Acting with speed will garner you respect, awe, and irresistible momentum. – Robert Greene

Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you.

If people respect you respect them back; if they disrespect you respect them back. They represent their ideology you represent yours.

Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given. – Hussein Nishah

A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.

Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it. – R.G. Risch

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. – Maya Angelou

Only a true man can earn the love and respect of a strong and independent woman.

Self-respect knows no considerations. – Mahatma Gandhi

Respect means you care enough to think about others’ feelings before you act.

Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them. – Albert Schweitzer

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. – Joan Didion

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. – Amy Leigh Mercree

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. – Roy T. Bennett

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? – Confucius

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

Respect yourself above all. – Pythagoras

The key is to learn to respect and honor the complications of other people’s lives. – Goldie Hawn

Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human. – John Cogley

Truly powerful women don’t explain why they want respect. They simply don’t engage those who don’t give it to them.

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. – William Hazlitt

The only true disability is the inability to accept and respect differences.

Always respect another’s opinion and another’s point of view. – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Treat others with respect and others will respect you. – Anthony Douglas Williams

Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered. – Stephen Cosgrove

Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self-respect is everything.

We must express ourselves in ways that demonstrate our respect for others. – Stephen Carter

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. – Henri Frederic Amiel

The right to be respected is won by respecting others. – Vasyl Sukhomlynsky

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. – Dalai Lama

A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered. – Felix Adler

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.

When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. – Arapaho proverb

Ironically people tend to change their attitude towards you when you begin treating them the way they treat you.

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. – Orhan Pamuk

Respecting others’ opinions doesn’t mean being untrue to our own. – P. M. Forni

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. – Robert Schuller

You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. – John Herschell

"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

"The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him." — William Lyon Phelps

"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” — Amit Ray

"You get respect when you give respect. That's how you get respect." — Michael Nutter

"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable." — Louis D. Brandeis

"Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.” — Simone Elkeles

"Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love." — Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear." — Albert Camus

"What is home? My favorite definition is 'a safe place,' a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It's a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.” — Gladys Hunt

"Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” ― Timothy Keller

"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized." — Albert Einstein

"Friendship - my definition - is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble." — Stieg Larsson

"If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Talent is given by God but you should respect it by doing good work." — Johnny Lever

"I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.” — Greta Garbo

"Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be." — Leo Tolstoy

"I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity." — Julius Erving

"Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -- for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” — Socrates

"Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it." — Orhan Pamuk

"Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved." — Roy T. Bennett

"We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other." — Malala Yousafzai

"Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because it is real. Just let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt send you looking for those who will accept you instead of hiding from those who reject you.” — Bryant McGill

"A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security.” — Vimala McClure

"Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there." — Pink

"It is better to be alone than in bad company.” — George Washington

"Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies and competition." — John Cena

"Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.” — Theodore Roosevelt

"Different people have different opinions, and it's okay to respect all of them." — Juan Pablo Galavis

"We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.” — John Steinbeck

"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others." — Dalai Lama

"You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.” — Lawrence Goldstone

"A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.” — Karl Lagerfeld

"We do not possess our home, our children, or even our own body. They are only given to us for a short while to treat with care and respect." — Buddha

"Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect." — Thomas S. Monson

"There are a lot of attitudes among workers that can lead to a better workplace and these can be as simple as respect for others, laughter, understanding, and compromise." — Catherine Pulsifer

"You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.” — Mandy Hale

"Openness, respect, integrity - these are principles that need to underpin pretty much every other decision that you make." — Justin Trudeau

"You find when you pursue a life of greater health and happiness, you then treat the body you have with dignity, respect, and absolute care." — Dale Roberts

"We should keep the dead before our eyes, and honor them as though still living.” — Confucius

"To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect." — Joan Didion

"We emerged out of nature, and when we die, we return to nature. We need to know there are forces impinging on us that we will never understand or control. We need to have sacred places where we go with respect, not just looking for resources or opportunity." — David Suzuki

"When we respect someone, we are acknowledging and appreciating their role in society or in our life." — Jennifer Freed

"Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation." — Jasmine Guinness

"I cherish and respect everything I own and I feel so lucky to have it." — Sophie Hinch

"It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it." — Estelle Parsons

"I've been in enough positions to respect people with different views." — Condoleezza Rice

"Self-respect grows from living a life you admire. Self-respect comes from looking inward." — Deborah Norville

"As you get older, you grow and mature, and that should never stop. As soon as you stop growing, you're done living. I'll always be growing, forever learning, forever taking in advice from people I deeply respect." — Odell Beckham, Jr.

"When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others." — Jason Scotts

"Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love." — Robin S. Sharma

"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." — Bryant H. McGill

"Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.” — David Gemmell

"Respect the burden." — Napoleon Bonaparte

"He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.” — André Gide

"I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matter is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin." — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.” — Lillian Hellman

"A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could." — William Hazlitt

"If you are not being treated with respect, don't be a doormat." — Robert Tain

"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater." — Bono

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you." — Lao Tzu

"I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like." — Margaret Mead

"By showing your children that you acknowledge their ideas, views, and decisions, you are being a good example of respect." — Bethany Bridges

"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love." — Don Miguel Ruiz

"Consistency is a key element, without which a leader is incapable of getting respect, success or even developing confidence in others." — Daniel Transon

"It's very dramatic when two people come together to work something out[...], what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.” — Fred Rogers

"Psychologists tell us that your level of self-esteem - how much you like and respect yourself - is the key measure of how happy you are in any area of your life." — Brian Tracy

"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity." — Nathaniel Branden

"If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless of what anyone else might say. Even if it isn't perfect, no matter how mundane it might be, when you use it with care and respect, you transform it into something priceless." — Marie Kondo

"We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful." — Taylor Swift

"I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.” — Mahatma Gandhi

"I hope that everyone has the opportunity, whatever their work environment may be, to be surrounded by people that they respect and are inspired by." — Janet Varney

"When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.” — Thomas S. Monson

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." — Frank Herbert

"Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention." — Roy T. Bennett

"I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done." — Ranbir Kapoor

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.” — Charlotte Brontë

"We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.” — Hermann Hesse

"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners." — Laurence Sterne

"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university." — Albert Einstein

"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use." — Gamaliel Bailey

"The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.” — Steve Hall

"Respect... is the appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique." — Annie Gottlieb

"Humility and respect tells much more about your background than your personality." — Kate Iroegbu

"I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place." — Maya Angelou

"We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us." — Barack Obama

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." — Paulo Coelho

"If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die." — Maya Angelou

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." — Richard Bach

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability." — Sandra Day O'Connor

"I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you're dead." — Tom Stoppard

"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?" — Confucius

"Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain." — Brandon Cox

"A person that does not value your time will not value your advice.” — Orrin Woodward

"Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that?" — Marilyn Monroe

"The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.” — William Hazlitt

"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong." — William J.H. Boetcker

"There is no respect for others without humility in one's self." — Henri Frederic Amiel

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being." — Jackie Robinson

"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect." — Bruce Lee

“If we are not free, no one will respect us.”- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.”- Mona Sutphen

“Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.”- William Hazlitt

“What we make testifies who we are. People can sense care and can sense carelessness. This relates to respect for each other and carelessness is personally offensive.”- Jonathan Ive

“Someone once told me that if you respect a person, listen to their opinion. And if you do not respect someone, then do not listen to their opinion. And that works both ways.”- Maisie Williams

“Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul’s potential.”- Shannon L. Alder

“No boundary off area surrounds the heart of a person that lost their self and others.”- Shannon L. Alder

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D. B. Harrop

“We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other.”- Malala Yousafzai

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”- Laurence Sterne

“There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.”- James D’arcy

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”- Billy Graham

“True humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.”- Ralph W. Sockman

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”- Dr. Seuss

“You don’t tell people who disagree with you they’d be better off somewhere else. And you don’t reduce them to stereotypes; you address them as fully formed people worthy of respect. You try to persuade them.”- Peggy Noonan

“Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this, they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.”- Ezra Taft Benson

“Our work for human dignity is often lonely, and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.”- Ban Ki-moon

“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.”- Taylor Swift

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”- Vince Lombardi

“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.”- Harvey Milk

“It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.”- John Major

“Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?”- Marilyn Monroe

“I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat.”- James A. Garfield

“There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.”- Orison Swett Marden

“I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.”- Sofia Vergara

“Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.”- Larry Bird

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”- Leo Tolstoy

“I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.”- Stockwell Day

“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

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”- Dalai Lama

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”- Richard Bach

“In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.”- Kina Grannis

“It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.”- Charles Bayard Mitchell

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D.B. Harrop

“One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.”- E. W. Howe

“You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.”- Buddha

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.”- Horst Koehler

“I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.”- Orson Welles

“I’m the one person who wears the words ‘hustle, loyalty, respect’ on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It’s very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it’s even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, ‘I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a role model for my son.’”- John Cena

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.”- Kirk Cameron

“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.”- Louis D. Brandeis

“If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me – not success.”- Hugh Jackman

“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”- Hunter S. Thompson

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

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”- Malcolm X

“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.”- Michelle Obama

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.”- Mother Teresa

“My father used to have an expression. He’d say, ‘Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.’”- Joe Biden

“As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.”- Stockwell Day, Jr.

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”- Henri Amiel

“Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.”- Mohammad Sakhi

“How people treat you with their karma. How you react is yours.”- Wayne W. Dyer

“He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.”- Mencius

“Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.”- Hussein Nishah

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”- Jackie Robinson

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”- Bryant H. McGill

“Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.”- Ray Davis

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration, and respect.”- Hermann Hesse

“Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”- Roy T. Bennett

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”- Robert Michaels

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”- Albert Einstein

“If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.”- John W. Gardner

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”- Gamaliel Bailey

“I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.”- Julius Erving

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”- Albert Camus

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”- Maya Angelou

“Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”- R.G. Risch

“Men are respectable only as they respect.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”- Albert Einstein

“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”- Thomas S. Monson

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”- Confucius

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” -Bruce Lee

“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” Roy T. Bennett

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