Here are 100 of the most inspiring respect quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and make your life better and more meaningful. After all, respecting yourself and others is the basis of a beautiful humanity, right? You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Emerson, Gandhi, and more. Enjoy!
Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius
Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring. Maxime Lagacé
Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique. Annie Gottlieb
Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz
Respect is how to treat everyone. Richard Branson
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
Respect a man, he will do the more. James Howell
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don’t share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. C. JoyBell C.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. Julius Erving
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Henri Frederic Amiel
This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have. Mitch Albom
The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you. Maxime Lagacé
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Thomas Paine
The Best Respect Quotes
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein
Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality. Mohammad Rishad Sakhi
You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown
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 is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho
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
He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don’t trade respect for attention. Gary Goodridge (Source)
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. Bryant H. McGill
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. Frank Herbert
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. Herbert H. Lehman
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness. African proverb Click to tweet
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. Tecumseh
The right to be respected is won by respecting others. Vasyl Sukhomlynsky Click to tweet
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. Norman Cousins
The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others. Ayad Akhtar
Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth. Gary Chapman
When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami
Respect is more than just caring for another, it’s caring for humanity. Maxime Lagacé
Part 2. Respect Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Respect Quotes
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A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. George Bernard Shaw
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. Voltaire
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. George Bernard Shaw
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King Jr
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr
If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. Albert Einstein Click to tweet
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect. Winston Churchill
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill Click to tweet
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Winston Churchill
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
Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them. Albert Schweitzer
Short Respect Quotes
One-liners, short respect quotes, thoughts and sayings for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
Respect yourself above all. Pythagoras Click to tweet
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. Roy T. Bennett
The wise make the world beautiful by respecting others. Maxime Lagacé
Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom
Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. Philip James Bailey
He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. André Gide Click to tweet
A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect. Unknown
Manners cost nothing. Unknown
You can’t force a person to show you respect but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown
Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance? A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Respecting others’ opinions doesn’t mean being untrue to our own. P. M. Forni
If we can’t laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? C.H. Hamel
As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller
Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all. Ray Davis
Don’t be upset by disrespect from people you don’t respect. The Stoic Emperor (Source)
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Inspirational Respect Quotes
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
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. George Bernard Shaw
Some people will work hard to impress others. What’s truly impressive is doing work for its own sake, for the love of it. That’s the way to earn lasting respect. Maxime Lagacé
The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way. Carlos Barrios
We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H. L. Mencken
Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it. Osho Click to tweet
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist. Albert Camus
Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. Bill Bradley
You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel. Luigi Pirandello
It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be. Criss Jami Click to tweet
Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. Amy Leigh Mercree
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
You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are. Amber Heard
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray
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
Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself. Steve Maraboli
Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other persons place. Greg Proops
Related: 12 Tricks That Will Make People Respect You More (socialpronow.com)
Respect Quotes: The Conclusion
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. Bono
- Want respect? Respect yourself first.
- Disrespect destroys. Respect builds.
- People don’t necessarily want to be loved. Sometimes they simply want to be respected.
- Why we should respect? We are all the same yet we are all different.
- A sign of wisdom: you want respect, not popularity.
Call to action: Read 30+ Habits of a Classy and Respectful Person (theemotionmachine.com)
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