250+ Respect Quotes – Powerful Quotes About Respect

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Respect is a big part of how people treat each other, and everyone deserves it, regardless of their background, beliefs, or social status. Respect is the basis of healthy relationships, both personal and professional. It is a fundamental value that helps build a society where everyone gets along. Even though respect is essential, it is only sometimes shown or received how it should be. This is why so many people look to respect quotes for ideas and motivation to keep this substantial value alive.

Respect quotes give you wisdom and insight into why respect is essential, and they remind you how important it is to treat others with kindness and dignity. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most powerful respect quotes that can help inspire and motivate people to treat others with dignity and respect.

Best Respect Quotes

Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights. — Mahnaz Afkhami


Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy. – Nicole Scherzinger


You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful – to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister. – Thorstein Veblen


It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. – Henry David Thoreau


When I was a kid I got no respect. When my parents got divorced there was a custody fight over me and no one showed up. – RODNEY DANGERFIELD


Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practices in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments. – Mary Ann Kelty


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


Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise—not the ones who promise more than they can deliver. – Mark A. Clement


The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. – Audrey Hepburn


I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye- for- an- eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat. – Muhammad Ali


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


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


The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. – Tom Peters


This sign of respect, adoration, gratitude, and honor – going out of your way to notice someone, appreciate someone, honor someone, hold someone dear. – Gary L. Thomas


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


You can demand courtesy, but you have to earn respect. – Lawrence Goldstone


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


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


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


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


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


This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


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


Respect yourself and others will respect you. – Confucius


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


If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world. -– Kofi Annan


Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ― Abraham Joshua Heschel


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


Confidence breeds confidence and negativity breeds negativity. Treat those around you with respect and dignity and they will thrive. – Richard Branson


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


Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it. – FULKE GREVILLE


Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth. – Charles A. Dana


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


I will respect the limits of my experience but that won’t stop me from trying to lead by example of my work. Being a good teammate and picking up others on and off the field is a simple goal of mine.  – Anthony Rizzo


Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society. – Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya


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 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


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


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


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


If I made a commitment, I stood by that commitment – and try to make it real. Because when you become leaders, the most important thing you have is your word, your trust. That’s where respect comes from.  — Michelle Obama


I will speak ill of no man and speak the good I know of everybody. – Benjamin Franklin


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.  – Maxime Lagacé


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


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


The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. ― Shannon L. Alder


Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate. — William Arthur Ward


There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance. – John C. Maxwell


Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. – Mark Twain


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. – ALBERT EINSTEIN


I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unlike. – Maya Angelou


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


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


Let a woman have her place, because as you provide foundation for her, she provides a foundation for you. And through that vulnerability comes strength. – Shemar Moore


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


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


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.  – C. JoyBell


Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. – Stephen R. Covey


Tolerance is a fundamental character trait of great people and a part of the attitudes and practices of those we admire and respect. – John K. Carmack


We have to work on treating ourselves like we would treat our friends.  — Sheryl Sandberg


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


The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection of your own self-respect. – Alex Elle


Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. – Benjamin E. Mays


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


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


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


If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. – Abraham Lincoln


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


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


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


Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand. — Lakhdar Brahimi


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


Respect a man, and he will do all the more. — John Wooden


Everyone in the world worth being nice to. Because God never creates inferior human beings, each person deserves respect and dignity. – Benjamin Carson


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


Self-respect without the respect of others is like a jewel that will not stand the daylight. – ALFRED NOBEL


Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.  – M. Scott Peck


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


I have a mentor. I have guides. I have a lot of guides. Not really a lot, but people whose opinions I really respect and who I will turn to. – Jake Gyllenhaal


A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman’s softness. – Douglas William Jerrold


To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all. – Dr Roopleen


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


It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way.  – Jeremy Aldana


Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. – Cary Grant


All religions have an equal potential to create a good human being – and that is enough to command mutual respect. – Dalai Lama


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


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


Respect should be the first thing you give. – Anonymous


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


A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness. – African proverb


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


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


Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. – Albert Einstein


Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. ― Roy T. Bennett


Respect is how to treat everyone. – Richard Branson


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


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. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger. -– Bill Bradley


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


Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. — Jane Goodall


You treat people with dignity and respect and they give it right back to you. – Bill McDermott


The new one is the most beautiful of all; he is so young and pretty.’ And the old swans bowed their heads before him. – Hans Christian Andersen


A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? – CONFUCIUS


All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile. – Chris Hart


If you want to be treated like a king, then treat your woman like a queen. – Anonymous


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


I still believe in the old fashioned ways of showing a woman Respect and Honor!! – Angela Merkel


You demand respect and you’ll get it. First of all, you give respect. – Mary J. Blige


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


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


If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others. –  Ayn Rand


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


Respect yourself above all.  — Pythagoras


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


We will not agree with everyone, but we should most definitely respect one another. – Brooke Griffin


Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human-animal affords them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace. – Ingrid Newkirk


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


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


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


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


I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ― Winston S. Churchill


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


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


There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace. — Kofi Annan


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. — Samuel Johnson


Treat people with dignity and respect. – Michelle Obama


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. – Brené Brown


Ain’t got no self-respect No respect for myself baby Mistreat me right . – VAIN


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead


When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. – Victor Hugo


What women want is what men want. They want respect. – Marilyn Vos Savant


No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. – Godfrey Winn


He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. – Rene G. Torres


If we can respect the divine within us, if we can treat it with dignity, then we can respect others around us.  – Vishwas Chavan


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


In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure. Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others. – Julia Cameron


Wilma Rudolph, Helen Keller, Walt Disney, Joan of Arc, Nelson Mandela, and Thomas Edison, to name a few, not only climbed mountains, they exceeded limits and expanded boundaries, setting the tone for those who respect and admire them. – Eric Thomas


Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.  — Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


I am a doctor – it’s a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. It calls for involvement, respect and willingness to help all other people. – Ewa Kopacz


Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. – Baltasar Gracian


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


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


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


Youth is wasted on the young. ― George Bernard Shaw


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


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


To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. — Barbara Boxer


Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all. — Bruce Springsteen


Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love. – Bryant H. McGill


When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong. – Benjamin Hoff


Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect. – WM. PAUL YOUNG


No duty is more important than that of returning thanks. – St. Ambrose


The measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls. – Michelle Obama


It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don’t worship him. Believe you can surpass him. Believe you can go beyond him. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.  – David Joseph Schwartz


It is unmanly. It is not some expression of macho virtue. It is the absolute antithesis of this. Real men don’t bully women and children. Respect for women is so important. – Malcolm Turnbull


I can be hurt, she said, only by people I respect. – Mary Balogh


Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.  – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi


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


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


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


Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. — Kiana Tom


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


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


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


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


If men are to respect each other for what they are, they must cease to respect each other for what they own. – A.J.P. Taylor


Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend. – Friedrich Nietzsche


If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. ― Michael Bassey Johnson


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


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


The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace – as well as freedom, honor and self-respect – is secure. — Ralph J. Bunche


Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. — Franklin D. Roosevelt


And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them. – Michelle Obama


And maybe now you’ll start treating everybody with respect. Not just the people you think are important. – Sophie Kinsella


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


Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune. – Sam Walton


We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher


Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past. – Friedrich Nietzsche


A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one. – Tupac Amaru Shakur


Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them. – Marilyn Monroe


I will not try 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


The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.  – Chief Seattle


Respect at the cost of others is disrespectful in effect. – Muhammad Tariq Majeed


Planting the seeds of compassion and respect in classrooms and schools is essential, not only to reduce bullying and other cruel behaviors but because empathy and kindness are so essential to all human relationships. – Naomi Drew


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


Take very little notice of those people who choose to treat you poorly. It is how they are defining their story, not yours. – Lei Wah


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


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


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


People crave more respect than love because they expect to love only from a few people but they want respect from everyone. – Amit Kalantri


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


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


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


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


In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect. — Jimmy Carter


Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy. — Albert Schweitzer


When you accept and appreciate yourself you can handle any situation with class, dignity and respect. – Miranda Kerr


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


We are happy at the respect others pay our favorites, because we consider it a lively confirmation of our own choice, and like so much homage reflected on ourselves. – NORMAN MACDONALD


Understanding the diversity of our gifts enables us to begin taking the crucial step of trusting each other. – Max DePree


Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde


Be a woman of confidence and self-respect; give a man a reason worth fighting for. – Nikki Rowe


Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honor, valor, respect. All these things have to be earned. – David Gemmell


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


Treat people exactly as you would like to be treated by them.  – Golden Rule


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


For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela


Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. — Nathaniel Hawthorne


Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance. – Abdul Kalam


The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around. – Renee Olstead


Respect comes in two unchangeable steps: giving it and receiving it. – Edmond Mbiaka


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


A man’s respect for law and order exists in a precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. – Adam Clayton Powell Jr.


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


And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know. ― Adolf Hitler


Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. – Paulo Coelho


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


Reverence for life is more than solicitude or sensitivity for life. It is a sense of the whole, a capacity for inspired response, a respect for the intricate universe of individual life. It is the supreme awareness of awareness itself. — Norman Cousins


We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect, the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy. — Carl Sagan


Always be a first-rate version of yourself. – Audrey Hepburn


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? – Gayle Forman


There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now I am old, there is no respect for age — I missed it coming and going. – J. B. PRIESTLEY


To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. – Khalil Gibran


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha


If you cannot respect women, you cannot respect anybody else – because it is from women you come. – Osho


Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women. – Gordon B Hinckley


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


A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor. – Sean Covey


A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman’s heart. – Shannon L. Alder


Respect others. Demand respect; don’t allow yourself to be disrespected by anyone. – Nicoline Ambe


Disrespect invites disrespect. — Meryl Streep


We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. – Barack Obama


If you live what you believe, you will always have the respect of others. – Dale Murphy


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


Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine harmony.  – Dalai Lama


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


Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency’. ― Kurt Vonnegut


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


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


Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. —  Dalai Lama


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


Hungry not only for bread – but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing – but naked of human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a home of bricks – but homeless because of rejection. – Mother Teresa


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.  – Chinua Achebe


One of the surprising things of this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. – EDGAR WATSON HOWE


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop


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


A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot. – Isabel Allende


A good relationship is one where you are not the centrifugal point and your partner is not a satellite. I mistrust love without respect. There are a lot of couples who claim to be in love but have zero respect for each other. That’s not the real thing. – Javed Akhtar


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


Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich. – J. H. Oldham


From the moment I could even understand what ‘respect’ was I knew it was not a choice but the only option. – Carlos Wallace


I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background. – Michael Jordan


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


We will not agree on every issue. But let us respect those differences and respect one another. Let us recognize that we do not serve an ideology or a political party; we serve the people. – John Lynch


I don’t wait for people to give me respect. I always give them respect. – Mariano Rivera


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


The gentle and respectful ways of saying ‘To hell with you’ are being abandoned. – Millicent Fenwick


I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – Gilbert K. Chesterton


I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. ― Theodore Roosevelt


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


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


I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird, plant, human and tree. –  Guy Dauncey


Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something. — Anton Chekhov


This is not just about women. We men need to recognize the part we play, too. Real men treat women with the dignity and respect they deserve. – Prince Harry


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. – Rudyard Kipling


Respect is a serious thing for him who feels it, and the height of honor for him who inspires the feeling. – MADAME SWITCHING


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball


There is no more beautiful sight than a young woman who glows with the light of the spirit who is confident and courageous because she is virtuous. – Elaine S. Dalton


I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons. – Taylor Swift


You will gain more respect and esteem through listening rather than through talking. – Clive Harman


I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. – Audre Lorde


With me, what you see is what you get. I try to treat everyone with respect. – Dustin Johnson


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


The only way to teach respect is to model it. – Todd Whitaker


I’m not everybody’s cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful. I’m a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs. If you don’t like it, fair enough. But give me a break. – Elton John


Love is honesty. Love is mutual respect for one another. ― Simone Elkeles


The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others. – Ayad Akhtar


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


In the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love. — Dwight D. Eisenhower


With my old man, I got no respect. When he took me hunting he gave me a three-minute head start. Then on the way home, he tied me to the fender and put the deer in the car. — Rodney Dangerfield


What goes around, comes around. – Willie Nelson


Respect the past; you never know how it may affect you. – Christopher Paolini


We claim no respectability. There’s no status I would not surrender for a joke. So we don’t have to defend anything. – STEPHEN COLBERT


The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. – Thomas Huxley


We have to raise our young boys to respect women and our young girls to demand respect and to get their values from something other than their physicality. – Paula Broadwell


When it comes to respecting between a mother and son, the point that most make is that a mother needs her son’s respect. – Emerson Eggerichs


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


The only respect you should have is the one you earn. – Stellan Skarsgard


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


I always respect a woman. – Enrique Iglesias


Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity. ― Santosh Kalwar


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


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

These powerful respect quotes remind us how important it is to treat others with respect and dignity. They show how important it is to treat yourself, others, and our world with respect. Respect is a universal language that can bring people together across all borders. So let’s remember what these great thinkers and leaders said and try to follow their advice every day. By doing this, we can make a world where everyone understands, cares about, and respects each other.

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