39 Best Respect Quotes

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The first step to getting respect is to give respect. Respecting yourself and others are one of the easiest ways to make the world a better place. Here is a look at some of the best respect quotes to keep you inspired.

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

“Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life, my number one is still my mom. Without her, I wouldn’t have the values that I have and see the world the way that I do today.”

“Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.”

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

“Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.”

“Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.”

“Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.”

“I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.”

“I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.”

“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”

“I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.”

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.”

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

“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

“I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect.”

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

“In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.”

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.”

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

“Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.”

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”

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

“Of course a woman who decides to work full time as a mother in the home can be happy and deserves full respect from us. Motherhood is one of the most challenging and creative jobs anyone can do. The goal is to remake the world so that our choices are not so stark.”

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

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

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

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

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

“There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.”

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

“This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.”

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

“True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.”

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

“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.”

“When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.”

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

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

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

Being an independent thinker and standing up for yourself are just some of the ways you can express yourself and get respect.