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Top 100 Respect Quotes


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


99

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


98

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


97

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


96

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


95

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


94

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


93

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


92

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


91

“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


90

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

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89

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


88

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


87

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


86

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


85

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


84

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


83

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


82

“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


81

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


80

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

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79

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


78

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


77

“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


76

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


75

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


74

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


73

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


72

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


71

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


70

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

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69

“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


68

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


67

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


66

“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


65

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


64

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


63

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


62

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


61

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


60

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

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59

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


58

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


57

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


56

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


55

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


54

“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


53

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


52

“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


51

“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


50

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

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49

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


48

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


47

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


46

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


45

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


44

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


43

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


42

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


41

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


40

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

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39

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


38

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


37

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


36

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


35

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


34

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


33

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – Malcolm X


32

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


31

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


30

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

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29

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


28

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


27

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


26

“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.


25

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


24

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


23

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


22

“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


21

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


20

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

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19

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


18

“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


17

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


16

“Women absolutely deserve respect.” – Aretha Franklin


15

“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


14

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


13

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


12

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


11

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


10

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

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9

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


8

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


7

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


6

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


5

“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


4

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


3

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


2

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


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“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