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Respecting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Respecting

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

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity.
Equal rights, that's where my heart is.
That means equal rights and benefits,
and that's what we need.
- Christine Gregoire

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

Respecting other people's cultures is well and good,
but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam,
what they do to women.
It's indefensible.
- Jello Biafra

 

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration
itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
- Wallace Stevens

There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long
unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
- Francis Jeffrey

These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves;
we will not have them tampered with;
respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever.
- Caleb Cushing

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No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some
of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down.
- David Copperfield

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything,
including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
- Simone Weil

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men
and Christian believers should take respecting them,
and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray

Do the story in the way it really demands to be done,
which may mean using several different styles or only one style;
but it's still about respecting the story.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I have nothing against respecting people who lived before,
but we have no responsibility toward them.
- Leon Kass

All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must
never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.
- Hypatia

I believe the right question to ask,
respecting all ornament,
is simply this; was it done with enjoyment,
was the carver happy while he was about it?
- John Ruskin

We are increasingly recognising and accepting,
respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.
- Julie Bishop

And each of us can practice rights ourselves,
treating each other without discrimination,
respecting each other's dignity and rights.
- Carol Bellamy

I have thus given you a full statement of all that
I know respecting the origin of Mormonism.
- Charles Anthon

I love little kids looking up to me,
young players looking up to me,
respecting me.
- David Beckham

My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation
about the choices I make,
listening, being objective and open-minded,
and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
- Casey Affleck

Whatever things may have been in their origin,
they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard
to their indications respecting other beings or influences
the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
- Goldwin Smith

But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others,
to remember that many of our youngest kids need to
learn to respect themselves.
You learn your worth from the way you are treated.
- Anna Quindlen

Let us make a pledge now to help Fiji through this
very important next stage of its journey.
We can do this by promising to be patient,
calm and tolerant and by respecting the views of others,
even if we disagree with them.
- Josefa Iloilo

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration
to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics
throughout the world by encouraging freedom,
promoting peace and respecting all faiths.
- Greg Walden

My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've
done since I began as an actor and I could only do
that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
- Javier Bardem

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care,
the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity,
but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo

I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting
what we as women go through as we grow up.
The experiences, what we deal with, other women,
things about images, things that we deal with as women.
- Amber Tamblyn

Between richer and poorer classes in a free country
a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier
than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other,
as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is,
respecting the political process, and respecting the
fact that these are sovereign decisions,
is that, approaching India as a friend.
- John W. Snow

Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens
there can be no free and independent nations.
Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens
and between the citizens and the state,
there can be no guarantee of external peace.
- Vaclav Havel

We have gone through some difficult times like everyone
else and perhaps our working together and respecting each other's abilities,
in addition to that little thing called love,
helped us survive.
- Cynthia Weil

What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests
of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs.
And also the clubs they shall respect the interests
and the aspirations of national teams.
- Sepp Blatter

We insist that the international community cannot depend
on any country with weapons of mass destruction which
has relations with terrorists,
and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting
the law and of defying the international community.
- Jose Maria Aznar

I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated
strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private
property of citizens in its administering of the current
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue
to do so upon the addition of the routes.
- Zach Wamp

I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the
battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest.
They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better
life on land where they can live and work with dignity
while respecting the environment.
- Dorothy Stang

A lot of the powerful religious leaders,
from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks,
they're really talking about the same things:
love and acceptable,
and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself
so you can respect others.
- Jena Malone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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