35 Quotes About Honesty and Respect

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Respect is learned by respecting yourself and others. Whether you have been a victim of abuse or bullying, treating others with respect is key to finding a balanced middle ground.

“A conscience is that voice in your head, and feeling in your heart, that tells you if something is right or wrong, even when no one is watching.”

“A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.”

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

“Be truthful in what you say and do.”

“Being Bigger means you treat others the way you want to be treated, even when they haven’t been that kind to you.”

“Being honest in your heart feels better than ice cream.”

“Do what you say you will do.”

“Empathy- make the effort to understand others feelings.”

“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”

“Find joy in others’ joy.”

“If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”

“If you want to ruin the Truth, stretch it.”

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”

“It’s not only what you say. It’s how you say it.”

“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

“Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.”

“No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

“Respect for the Truth is an acquired taste.”

“Respect means you care enough to think about others’ feelings before you act.”

“Some people will not tolerate such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others. Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships.”

“The biggest consequence to telling a lie is, it leads you to telling another one.”

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“This above all; to thine own self be true.”

“Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.”

“Treat others the way you would like to be treated.”

“Truth and Honesty is the oldest and most powerful of all of the human values.”

“Truth is such a rare thing, it is delighted to tell it.”

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.”

“What if I do this, what could happen?- Respect yourself – Respect others.”

“What if I do this, what will happen? – Think consequences before you act.”

“Who lies for you will lie against you.”

“With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back.”

One key ingredient to respect is showing dignity for yourself and the things that divide us from your neighbors and coworkers.