Respect Quotes

Respect is a silent communication that shows admiration, honor, acceptance,  and value towards someone or something of quality.

Browse through a collection of respect quotes and respect sayings from important leaders, politicians, philosophers, writers and other influential people throughout history on their thoughts on respect, ways of respecting others, respect in relationships, respect in the workplace, self-respect and much more.

 
 

Bernajoy Vaal- Lack of appreciation and respect in a relationship

A lack of appreciation and respect can be a sad end to many wonderful relationships.      Bernajoy Vaal
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Marcus Garvey- Hungry men have no respect for law

Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life. Marcus Garvey
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Understanding and Respect With Collaboration- Astronaut Ron Garan

Collaboration begins with mutual understanding and respect.      Astronaut Ron Garan
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Civility is a work of the imagination-Benjamin Barber

Civility is a work of the imagination, for it is through the imagination that we render others sufficiently like ourselves for them to become subjects of tolerance and respect, if not always affection.      Benjamin Barber
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People who don’t cherish their elderly- Ramsey Clark

People who don't cherish their elderly have forgotten whence they came and whither they go.      Ramsey Clark
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Character – the willingness to accept responsibility- Joan Didion

Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.      Joan Didion
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Giuliana Rancic- Respect For Women Who Have Been Through Breast Cancer

I have a new found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery. Giuliana Rancic
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Laurie Buchanan- Respect The Boundaries of Others

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it's equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others. Laurie Buchanan
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Golda Poretsky- Don’t Change Body For Respect

Don't change your body to get respect from society. Instead let's change society to respect our bodies. Golda Poretsky
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Michael Bassey Johnson- Respected By People You Love

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
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Robert H. Schuller- Respecting The Uniqueness Of Others

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert H. Schuller Growing up in school, to avoid being weird and awkward, we had to follow popular fashion trends, slangs and behaving like the cool kids. Some of us might not even like the trends that were going around but still do it anyway to fit in. As get older, we start to realize that we have a unique taste and style of our own.
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Robert Tew- They Don’t Deserve You

If they don't respect, appreciate and value you, then they don't deserve you.      Robert Tew
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J. Cole- On Losing Respect

If I lost your respect...I'm just hope you don't look at me as something you regret. J. Cole
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Taylor Swift– Making New Friends

"I love making new friends, and I respect people for a lot of different reasons." Diversity is beautiful. Everyone we meet is has a story of their own, and we can always learn something from them. Making friends with someone from a different religious background, country, sexual orientation, ethnicity, social class is vital to society. Its how we understand and develop compassion towards each other. There are people at our job, school, and neighborhood with a different background and respecting
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Donella Meadows– On Material Goods

We don't need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.
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Robin S. Sharma

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.
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Maya Angelou – Lose love and self-respect

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. We all need to love and respect everyone. We can learn from other people and grow as individuals. If we lose our love for others, then we lose the ability to grow and learn. So as Maya says, we might as well die if we stop growing.
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Arabian Proverb on Respect

Whoever knew you when you are small will not respect you when you are big. Arabian Proverb This quote can be related to those that have younger nieces, siblings, cousins, or any family members or friends who are young (er). If we witness these young people growing up, and if they become successful, we would not respect them because, in our eyes, they are still a child. We would have more respect for a stranger who we did not witness growing
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Frankie Byrne

Respect is love in plain clothes.
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Aristotle Quote On Respect and Being Grateful

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought. Aristotle
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Amy Grant

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.     
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

He that respects himself is safe from others.      
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Brandon Cox

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain.
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Maurice R. Franks

Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.
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Pope Pius XI

Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.      
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Emma Goldman

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
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William Boetcker

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.     
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Thomas S. Monson

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.     
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Mitchell Perry- Respecting Honesty

I've got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don't like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I'm not around. Mitchell Perry The truth can hurt, but sometimes it is better having a fake friend or an enemy pretending to be our friends. This quote by Mitchell Perry is saying that he has more respect for those that are honest about disliking him.  When someone is honest
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Angie Stone

I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We are all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the end of the day.     
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Mitchell Perry

I've got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don't like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I'm not around.
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Stephen Covey

Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.
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Lech Walesa

Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.
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A.J. Darkholme- Being an Authority

Being an authority on paper does not immediately grant you authority over a group until it is earned by you and given by them.      A.J. Darkholme
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Sitara Devi

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.
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George Marshall

I can't expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.
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George C Marshall

I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.     
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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.     
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Marc Bekoff

Animals are not property or "things" but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support.
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Edwin Way Teale- Animal Rights

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. Edwin Way Teale
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Eartha Kitt

"Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that."- Eartha Kitt Other quotes to explore:
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James Randolph Adams

If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising.     
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Donna A. Favors

Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it's only through sharing that friendships are born.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The desire to please those we admire and respect often cripples conscience.     
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Richard Proenneke

Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can't help but love it. But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage.
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Dalai Lama

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others.     
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Albert Einstein- Respect Everyone

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.  Albert Einstein
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Meg Whitman, CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

"I respect ambition, but not ruthless ambition." 
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Francis J.Kong- Pride and Arrogance Leads To Arrogance

People dislike arrogance. There are many people who think that arrogance is the way to get respect, but they fail to understand that pride and arrogance are the precursors to failure. Francis J.Kong
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Steffi Graf- Never Lose Respect For Others

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others. Steffi Graf
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Jennifer Freed Quote On Respect

When we respect someone, we are acknowledging and appreciating their role in society or in our life. Jennifer Freed
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Richard A. Moran- Treat Everyone With Respect and Dignity

Treat everyone on the organization with respect and dignity whether it be the janitor or the president. Richard A. Moran
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Laura Raskin- Respect in a Relationship

Respect can be found when each person in the relationship practices acceptance, forgiveness, listening, appreciation, and allowing the other person to make mistakes without judgment. Laura Raskin
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Mark Hodgso- Empathic Listening To Others

If you cultivate empathic listening, each of you can come to appreciate how the other is right from their own perspective, and there is then a better chance that your parents will see your point of view as well as their own. Mark Hodgso
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Joe Navarro- Things People Want

People want to be appreciated, cared for, loved, trusted, and respected. But they also want to be understood, and if you master the skills to achieve that, you truly become exceptional. Joe Navarro
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Michael Bassey Johnson Quote Smile and Being Friendly

Don't let your teeth make you lose respect by permanently keeping them opened for the sake of being friendly. Michael Bassey
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Alaric Hutchinson- Respect people who cross your path

Respect everyone who crosses your path, even if you feel they don’t deserve it. Alaric Hutchinson
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