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Respect Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Respect

Please enjoy these Respect Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

 

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

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

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Amy Grant

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, I Respect And Enforce The Boundaries I Have Set.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

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

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

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

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

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

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

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

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

I always respect a woman.
- Enrique Iglesias

The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with
respect to poor Scotland,
is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and
cruelty with which they speak of others.
- Edward Irving

Against my will, in the course of my travels,
the belief that everything worth knowing was known
at Cambridge gradually wore off.
In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
- Bertrand Russell

I listened to Kelley's record with pleasure.
Great to hear real music with respect for the righteous roots.
Her singing is outstanding - no frills,
down to the bone and intense.
- Jerry Wexler

If I am still doing what I'm doing and I still have respect in this town,
haven't done anything completely and utterly stupid,
then I'll be happy with myself.
- Jeremy London

It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
- Barry Gibb

And I think that we in America need to understand that
many schools need improvement,
and particularly with respect to how they're serving minority children.
- Margaret Spellings

There exist only three beings worthy of respect:
the priest,
the soldier, the poet.
To know, to kill, to create.
- Charles Baudelaire

It's not that the Irish are cynical.
It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect
for everything and everybody.
- Brendan Behan

Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down
to it they kind of backed off.
That was a little disheartening.
But I respect them.
That's their business.
- Mike McCready

If China wants to be a constructive,
active player in the world economy,
it's got to respect intellectual property rights or
it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them.
- Dan Glickman

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

I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance,
the opportunity or maybe the respect.
- Luther Allison

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride,
can be a substitute for self-respect.
- Eric Hoffer

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

Respect for another man's opinion is worthy.
It is the realization that any opinion is valuable,
for it is the sign of a rational being.
- Sargent Shriver

I don't regret anything I ever do or say.
I don't like to live my life being censored.
I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect
that because you're honest.
- Eva Longoria

Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you.
For years I used to wake up my daughter and say,
'Melissa you ripped me to shreds.
Now go back to sleep.'.
- Joan Rivers

Men naturally despise those who court them,
but respect those who do not give way to them.
- Thucydides

House music is about love, and lots of hip hop is about hate and intolerance,
so in that respect, it's not good at all.
- Chris Lowe

I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court.
I want respect for what I do on the court.
- Vince Carter

I shall always respect the composer.
If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing.
- Kate Smith

I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson,
and as I've told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon.
They were up there before we were.
And also for Joey and the Suck people.
- David Talbot

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our
sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice
to the balance of the living.
- Davy Crockett

Self-respect knows no considerations.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have the utmost respect for the different faiths
professed by my fellow men.
- Leverett Saltonstall

A student never forgets an encouraging private word,
when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.
- William Lyon Phelps

You can't buy back your respect; you can't buy back your career.
You only get one, so I don't want to mess that up.
- Shia LaBeouf

It's nice to know that people appreciate and respect you.
- Marcel Carne

I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability.
I have a lot of respect for her.
She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity.
- Carole King


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