73 Valuable Quotes About Self Respect & With Others

Respect Quotes

Respect is the cornerstone of healthy, thriving relationships, wether your best friends, lovers, family, or just a random person you’re interacting with on the street. To get respect, you need to give it in turn. Use these quotes about respect as a roadmap on giving the respect to others that they deserve & manifesting true self respect for yourself at the same time.

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Respect Quotes

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.

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

If we are not free, no one will respect us.

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

Respect toward others can’t be imposed. It’s a blessing or learning the hard way.

“Respect toward others can’t be imposed. It’s a blessing or learning the hard way.” – Toba Beta

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

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

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

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

Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.

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

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

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

Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.

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

Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect.

“Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect.” – Habeeb Akande

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.

“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

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

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

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

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

Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.

“Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.” – Simone Elkeles

Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.

“Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.” – Alphonsus Liguori

I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.

“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” – Amit Kalantri

If she does not respect you, she will replace you.

“If she does not respect you, she will replace you.” – Habeeb Akande

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

“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

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

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

Men are respectable only as they respect.

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

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white.

“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white.” – Aretha Franklin

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.

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

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

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

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

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

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.

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

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.

“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

If you are not being treated with respect, don’t be a doormat.

“If you are not being treated with respect, don’t be a doormat.” – Robert Rain

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

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

Respect depends on reciprocity.

“Respect depends on reciprocity.” – Nyang Proverb

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

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

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.

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

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

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

When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.

“When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.” – Jean Vanier

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.

“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.” – Malcolm X

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.

“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

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

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

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.

“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 was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

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

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

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

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

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

Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.

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

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

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

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

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

Respect is an invention of people who want to cover up the empty place where love should be.

“Respect is an invention of people who want to cover up the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

Respect out of fear is no respect.

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

I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.

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

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

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

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.

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

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

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

Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return.

“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

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 great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” – Maya Angelou

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.

“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

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.

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

Respect should be the first thing you give.

“Respect should be the first thing you give.” – Anonymous

Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

“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

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

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

We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.

“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

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

“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

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

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

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

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.

“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

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

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

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners

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

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

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

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

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

“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

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