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203 Best Respect Quotes And Sayings

Respect can be for your own self and it can be for others. Our latest collection of respect quotes and sayings that will inspire you to respect yourself and others, which include thoughts and wisdom from many different people. May these quotes encourage you to respect yourself and other people to a higher standard.

Respect Sayings and Respect Quotes


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


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


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


“You must respect people and work hard to be in shape. And I used to train very hard. When the other players went to the beach after training, I was there kicking the ball.” – Pele


“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


“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.


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


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


“It’s important for couples to be friends first and to respect each other as individuals.” – Anupam Kher


“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


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


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


“Everybody wants respect. In their own way, three-year-olds would like respect, and acknowledgement, in their terms.” – Aretha Franklin


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


“In the end, those who demean others only disrespect themselves.


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


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


“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


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


“Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realisation that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.” – Sargent Shriver


“Respect yourself above all.” – Pythagoras


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


“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


“Respect is the word I want. You have to earn it. You give, and you get it in return, that’s how I see it.” – Joe Torre


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


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


“Our parents deserve our honour 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


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


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


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


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


“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


“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


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


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


“When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.” – LeBron James


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


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


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


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


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


“You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows


“I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.” – Richard Bach


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


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


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


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


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


“If a person loves you but doesn’t respect you, then it can not be real love. It is not possible to love them without respecting them.” – Amit Kalantri


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


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


“I was always taught to respect my elders, and I’ve now reached the age when I don’t have anybody to respect.” – George Burns


“Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions.” – David Robinson


“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” – Persian Proverb


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


“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


“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


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


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


“Respect for the rights of others means peace.” – Benito Juarez


“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


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


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


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


“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


“I respect everybody, but at the same time, I carry myself with an aura that demands respect, too.” – Lil’ Kim


“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


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


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


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


“The only thing I command is respect.” – Kyrie Irving


“My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.” – Milo Ventimiglia


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Respect for women was a very important part of my upbringing.” – Sam Hunt


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


“Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s 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


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


“When we respect everybody around us, we are in peace with everybody around us.” – Don Miguel Ruiz


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


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


“We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive.” – Pope Benedict XVI


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


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


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


“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin


“I just feel like if I do good work, then people should respect me for the work I do.” – Scott Caan


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


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


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


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


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


“Respecting people is an important part of life, whether it’s the person doing janitorial work or the person above you. It doesn’t matter who you are: I’m going to respect you.” – Andy Reid


“My one thing is respect. I don’t care about anything else. You should respect everyone around you – the people who work for you, peers. Be classy.” – Charli XCX


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


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


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


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


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


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


“I respect myself and insist on it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” – Maya Angelou


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


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


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


“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


“Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around


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


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


“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


“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


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


“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


“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


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


“Respect has nothing to do with who is right and who is wrong. It has to do with allowing space for someone else’s opinion.” – Jackie Viramontez


“I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such respect and appreciation for one another.” – Blake Lively


“I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.” – Emma Bunton


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


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


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


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


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


“We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” – Marcia Fudge


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


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


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


“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


“The only true disability is the inability to accept and respect differences.” – Comic Strip Mama


“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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


“Respect other people regardless of the level they are at or the level you are at. When you hand out respect, you get it back.” – Erik Estrada


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


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


“You must respect people, and you must respect money. My father said to me: ‘When you respect money, the money will respect you.” – Yaya Toure


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


“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


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


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


“If you don’t stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?” – Miranda Lambert


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


“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


“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours.” – Unknown


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


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


“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


“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


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


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


“I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated.” – Derek Jeter


“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


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


“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


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


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


“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 lives 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


“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


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


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


“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


“Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you.”


“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


“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


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


“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to the 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


“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


“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 I’ve


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


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


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


“Women absolutely deserve respect.” – Aretha Franklin


“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


“I’ve been in enough positions to respect people with different views.” – Condoleezza Rice


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


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


“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


“I try to respect everybody out here: players, caddies, fans, media.” – Phil Mickelson


“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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“I believe no matter who you are, respect yourself, respect others.” – Mo Farah


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


“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


“In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned.” – Jane Haddam


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

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