100 Respect Quotes

Looking for the best respect quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 quotes and sayings on this topic.

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Top 100 Respect Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. “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

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

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

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

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

24. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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32. “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

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

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

35. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47. “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

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

49. “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

50. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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72. “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

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

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

75. “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.

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

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

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

79. “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

80. “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

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

83. “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

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

85. “Women absolutely deserve respect.” – Aretha Franklin

86. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

96. “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

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

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

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

100. “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


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