280 Respect Quotes On Love, Life And Relationships

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Looking for inspirational quotes about respecting others and yourself? We have rounded up the best collection of respect quotes, sayings, phrases, one-liners, captions, messages (with images and pictures) to encourage you to respect your elders, others and yourself too.

Respecting others and yourself means valuing people. We often respect others but forget to value ourselves. Self-respect is as important as self love. When a person acts with dignity, true character, honesty and love, then he earns respect of others.

Being considerate and respectful in workplace, family, in marriage is important. Treating people with kindness and honoring their feelings can be mutual and make life easy.

Being respectful is the foundation of any relationship be it with your husband, wife, parents or friends. When we give respect to others, we receive it also.

We have categorized this post in the following categories to make it easy for you;

  • Powerful Respect Quotes
  • Best Respect Quotes
  • Most Famous Respect Quotes (Buddha, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Etc.)
  • Short Respect Quotes
  • Inspirational Respect Quotes
  • Funny Respect Quotes
  • Deep Respect Quotes
  • Wise Quotes On Respect
  • Respect Quotes About Showing Respect To Others, Understanding, Kindness
  • Quotes About Respect That Is Earned
  • Quotes About Disrespect, Lack Of Respect, Lost Respect
  • Respect Quotes From The Bible

Powerful Respect Quotes

  1. “Respect yourself above all.” – Pythagoras

  2. “Seek respect not attention. It lasts longer.”
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    Short Respect Captions

  3. “Respect out of fear is no respect.” – M. K. Soni

  4. “Respect is how to treat everyone.” – Richard Branson

  5. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius
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    Best Respect Quotes

  6. “All sides must learn to respect one another.” – Reuven Rivlin

  7. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
    Famous Quotes On Respect
    Famous Quotes On Respect

  8. “Don’t allow someone to treat you poorly just because you love them.”

  9. “Your title doesn’t give you respect as a leader… Your character does.”

  10. “Maturity is when you realize self-respect is more important than love.”
    Self Respect Quotes
    Self Respect Quotes

  11. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

  12. “If you allow someone to disrespect you, you start to disrespect yourself.”

  13. “I only respect people who respect me, and I forget people who forget me.”

  14. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.” – Maxime Lagacé

  15. “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.”
    Respect Sayings
    Respect Sayings

  16. “Genuine people respect everyone, fake people only respect people with power.”

  17. “Do not want: Fake respect, fake behaviour, fake feelings, fake love, fake people.”

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

  19. “I respect those who tell the truth no matter how hard it is. Integrity is everything.”

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

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

  22. “Losing someone who doesn’t respect or appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.”
    Losing Respect Quotes
    Losing Respect Quotes

  23. “You can’t force people to respect you, but you can refuse to tolerate their disrespect.”

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

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

  26. “Follow the rules: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.”
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    Respectful Quotes

  27. “The easiest way to open a closed door is with kindness and respect.” – Manuel Corazzari

  28. “This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.” – Mitch Albom

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

  30. “Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” – Thomas Paine

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

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

  33. “A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value.” – Charles Koch

  34. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne

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

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

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

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

  39. “The only people who deserve to be in your life are the ones who treat you with love, kindness and respect.”
    Love And Respect Quotes
    Love And Respect Quotes

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

  41. “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect.” – Alex Elle

  42. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono

  43. “Every woman deserves a man who respects her. And every man deserves a woman who appreciates his effort.”
    Respecting Others Quotes
    Respecting Others Quotes

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

  45. “Respect is not based on their age and experience, it’s about their behaviour towards humanity!” – Sobhana Kr.

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

  47. “The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you.” – Maxime Lagacé

  48. “I’m not impressed by money, social status or job title. I’m impressed by the way someone treats other human beings.”

  49. “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
    Kindness And Respect Quotes
    Kindness And Respect Quotes

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

  51. “True leaders always practice the three R’s, Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all their actions.”

  52. “A real man knows how to respect a woman. Because he knows the feeling if someone would disrespect his mother.”

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

  54. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards

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

  56. “A society which does not protect, respect and honor its women can have no claim of being civilized.” – Sadhguru

  57. “I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect.” – Mandy Hale

  58. “There are four very important words in life, Love, honesty, truth and respect. Without these in your life, you have nothing.”

  59. “Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.” – Annie Gottlieb

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

  61. “Let’s keep it simple: Respect my time. Match my time. Match my effort. Keep your word. Always be honest. – Stay consistent.”

  62. “Truly powerful women don’t explain why they want respect. They simply don’t engage those who don’t give it to them.” – Sherry Argov

  63. “Self-respect is the root of discipline. The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

  64. “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

  65. “Keep little bit of attitude always in your pocket. Don’t use it to hurt others. But use it when your self-respect is being tested by other people.”

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

  67. “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

  68. “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

  69. “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

  70. “Maturity only comes when we walk away from people and situations that threaten our peace of mind, our self-respect, our morals or our self-worth.”

  71. “I will try not to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that… Goodbye.” – Steve Maraboli

  72. “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

  73. “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

  74. “Lady Etiquette: Respect yourself. If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember, the world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.”

  75. “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

  76. “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

  77. “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

  78. “If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still, respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.”

  79. “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

  80. “Without respect relationships are lost. We’re all different, and if someone can’t value your differences and respect your values and belief, then they don’t deserve a front-row seat in your life.”

  81. “I can’t control your behaviour; nor do I want that burden… But I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out.”

  82. “When employees respect each other and get along in the workplace, it’s amazing how productivity increases, morale increases and employees are more courteous to customers.” – Maureen Wild

  83. “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

  84. “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

  85. “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

  86. “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

  87. “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

  88. “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

  89. “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

  90. “To love yourself, truly love yourself, is to finally discover the essence of personal courage, self-respect, integrity, and self-esteem. These are the qualities of grace that come directly from a soul with stamina.” – Caroline Myss

  91. “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

  92. “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

  93. “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.

  94. “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

  95. “I believe in a relationship, where the couple respect each other in such a way that they are always aware of their power and influence on each other and they have to maintain their attitude to that level, which actually deserves that much respect.” – Durgesh Singh

  96. “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

  97. “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

  98. “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

  99. “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

  100. “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

  101. “We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don’t share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive.” – C. JoyBell C.

Best Respect Quotes

  1. “Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.” – Tecumseh

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

  3. “Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.” – Paulo Coelho
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    Respect Quotes Images

  4. “What women want is what men want. They want respect.” – Marilyn vos Savant

  5. “Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.” – Frank Herbert

  6. “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” – Herbert H. Lehman

  7. “When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.” – Criss Jami

  8. “Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.” – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

  9. “A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.” – African Proverb

  10. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” – Ayad Akhtar
    Respect Everyone Quotes
    Respect Everyone Quotes

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

  12. “Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.” – Gary Chapman

  13. “Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.” – Norman Cousins

  14. “This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.” – William Lyon Phelps

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

  16. “He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  20. “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

Most Famous Respect Quotes

(Buddha, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Etc.)

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

  2. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

  4. “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” – Voltaire

  5. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

  6. “We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.” – Winston Churchill

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

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

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

  10. “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” – Winston Churchill

  11. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

  13. “Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.” – George Bernard Shaw

  14. “If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

  16. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” – Martin Luther King Jr

  20. “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

Short Respect Quotes

  1. “Manners cost nothing.”

  2. “Give respect. Get respect.”

  3. “Keep calm and respect others.”

  4. “Respect is not a matter of age.”

  5. “Respect the burden.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  6. “It costs $0.00 to treat someone with respect.”
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    Respect Quotes

  7. “A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.”

  8. “A leader earns respect. A boss demands respect.”
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    Respect Motivation Quotes

  9. “Friendship is build on two things: respect and trust.”

  10. “Respect a man, he will do the more.” – James Howell

  11. “I can be hurt only by people I respect.” – Mary Balogh

  12. “Awe and respect are two different things.” – Oliver Reed

  13. “Your apology needs to be as loud as your disrespect was.”
    Attitude Respect Quotes
    Attitude Respect Quotes

  14. “Love and respect old age people because you are aging too.”

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

  16. “Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.” – Philip James Bailey

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

  18. “The wise make the world beautiful by respecting others.” – Maxime Lagacé

  19. “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” – Kiana Tom

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

  21. “You can’t force a person to show you respect but you can refuse to be disrespected.”

  22. “Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  23. “If we can’t laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others?” – C.H. Hamel

  24. “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Inspirational Respect Quotes

  1. “Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it.” – Osho

  2. “Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other persons place.” – Greg Proops

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

  4. “It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be.” – Criss Jami

  5. “No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.” – George Bernard Shaw

  6. “I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.” – Michel de Montaigne

  7. “When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur

  8. “You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel.” – Luigi Pirandello

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

  10. “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

  11. “Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return.” – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

  12. “In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.” – Albert Camus

  13. “We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.” – H. L. Mencken

  14. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

  15. “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

  16. “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

  17. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” – Bill Bradley

  18. “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

  19. “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

  20. “The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” – Carlos Barrios

Funny Respect Quotes

  1. “It is not grey hair that makes one respectable but character.” – Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

  2. “So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.” – Will Rogers

  3. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

  5. “I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.” – Rodney Dangerfield
    Funny Respect Quotes
    Funny Respect Quotes

  6. “We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  7. “With my wife I don’t get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me.” – Rodney Dangerfield

  8. “In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.” – Salvador Dali

Deep Respect Quotes

  1. “Happiness is no respecter of persons.” – Stephen Fry

  2. “He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.” – André Gide

  3. “We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.” – Voltaire

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

  5. “Since when was genius found respectable?” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  6. “You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are.” – Amber Heard

  7. “The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.” – George Bernard Shaw

  8. “Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.” – Frank Barron

  9. “Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  10. “Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.” – Eldridge Cleaver

  11. “Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “At first, they’ll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they’ll dislike you.” – Criss Jami

  13. “Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  14. “Caring for your idea and executing it is without a doubt the most important important aspect of self-respect.” – Maxime Lagacé

  15. “Proper respect to others is the most prudent rule of directing the measure of reverence due to ourselves.” – Norman MacDonald

  16. “Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.” – Will Durant

  17. “Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” – Timothy J. Keller

  18. “When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.” – Mark Twain

  19. “What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.” – Robert F. Kennedy

  20. “Whatever you have forgotten, you can remember. Whatever you have buried you can unearth. If you are willing to look deep into your own nature, if you are willing to peel away the layers of not-self you have adopted in making your way through the tribulations of life, you will find that your true self is not as far removed as you think.” – Meredith Jordan

Wise Quotes On Respect

  1. “I was wrong”, builds more respect than “I told you so”.” – Dan Rockwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.” – Napoleon Hill

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

  10. “Realize that you yourself are imperfect and flawed and you’ll be more forgiving and respectful of others.” – Maxime Lagacé

  11. “People crave for more respect than love, because they expect love only from few people but they want respect from everyone.” – Amit Kalantri

  12. “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

  13. “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

  14. “If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.” – Max Nordau

  15. “What withdraws, what becomes scarce, suddenly seems to deserve our respect and honor. What stays too long, inundating us with its presence, makes us disdain it.” – Robert Greene

Respect Quotes About Showing Respect To Others, Understanding, Kindness

  1. “Once you take care of people, people respect you.” – George Weah

  2. “I respect people and expect that kind of respect back.” – Dennis Franz

  3. “Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  4. “Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.” – Lakhdar Brahimi

  5. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama
    Respect One Another Quotes
    Respect One Another Quotes

  6. “It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.” – Criss Jami

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

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

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

  10. “Don’t be that egocentric narcissist who is so focused on his goals that forget that other are, too, people.” – Maxime Lagacé

  11. “Respect requires empathy, the capacity to anticipate and understand the feelings of others. It requires consideration.” – Deborah Norville

  12. “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

  13. “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

  14. “A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings in order to acquire a proper relationship to individual fellow-men and to the community.” – Albert Einstein

  15. “The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.” – Eric Hoffer

Quotes About Respect That Is Earned

  1. “Respect is earned, not given.”

  2. “Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it.”

  3. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”
    Respect Is Earned Quotes
    Respect Is Earned Quotes

  4. “You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.” – Lawrence Goldstone

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

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

  7. “My approach is that you have to earn the respect of people you work with.” – Mark Pincus

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

  9. “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

  10. “Some people will work hard to impress others. What’s truly impressive is doing work for its own sake, for the love of it. That’s the way to earn lasting respect.” – Maxime Lagacé

Quotes About Disrespect, Lack Of Respect, Lost Respect

  1. “Familiarity breeds contempt.” – Aesop

  2. “There can be disagreement without disrespect.”

  3. “What goes around, comes around.” – Willie Nelson

  4. “Disrespect is the weapon of the weak.” – Alice Miller

  5. “Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you.”
    No Respect Relationship Quotes
    No Respect Relationship Quotes

  6. “Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

  7. “I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.” – Rita Mae Brown

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

  9. “There’s not enough time to be disrespecting… Life is too short.” – Mary J. Blige

  10. “Respect at the cost of others is disrespect in effect.” – Muhammad Tariq Majeed

  11. “In the end, those who demean others only disrespect themselves.” – D.B. Harrop

  12. “Distance yourself from people who: Lie to you. Disrespect you. Use you. Put you down.”

  13. “One of the best response to disrespect toward yourself is indifference.” – Maxime Lagacé

  14. “Those who disrespect you with their mouth don’t deserve your ear.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

  15. “Disrespect for life is a direct reflection of violating the laws of the kingdom of love.” – Sunday Adelaja

  16. “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” – Cesar Chavez

  17. “Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours.”
    Respect Each Other Quotes
    Respect Each Other Quotes

  18. “Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.” – Cuba Gooding Jr

  19. “If people respect you respect them back, if they disrespect you respect them back. They represent their ideology you represent yours.”

  20. “Renunciation is dropping the fear, anger, respect, and disrespect but continuously radiating unconditional love for everyone.” – Amit Ray

  21. “Instead of respecting things, we want to use them for ourselves and if it is difficult to use them, we want to conquer them.” – Shunryu Suzuki

  22. “People are drawn to those who expect a lot out of life, whereas they tend to disrespect those who are fearful and undemanding.” – Robert Greene

  23. “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

  24. “Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” – Brené Brown

  25. “A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.” – Criss Jami

Respect Quotes From The Bible

  1. “So the last will be first, and the first last.” – Matthew 20:16

  2. “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” – Luke 6:31

  3. “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” – Peter 2:17

  4. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10

  5. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

  6. “For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” – Colossians 3:25

  7. “He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.” – Proverbs 14:31

  8. “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness.” –Titus 2:7

  9. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3

  10. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12

  11. “Even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.” – Corinthians 10:33

  12. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:1-3

  13. “Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” – Thessalonians 5:12-13


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