39 Quotes About Gaining Respect


Owning your own self respect requires seeing some value in yourself. These quotes about gaining respect from others will inadvertently help you to give respect to others.

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

“Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return.”

“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

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

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

“I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.”

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

“If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.”

“If we can respect the divine within us, if we can treat it with dignity, then we can respect others around us.”

“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.”

“Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.”

“Men are respectable only as they respect.”

“Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.”

“Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.”

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

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

“People crave for more respect than love, because they expect love only from few people but they want respect from everyone.”

“Respect comes in two unchangeable steps: Giving it and receiving it.”

“Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.”

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

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

“Respect is an invention of people who want to cover up the empty place where love should be.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

“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.”

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

“This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.”

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

“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.”

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.”

“Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.”

“Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around.”

“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.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

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

“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”

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

“You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.”

“You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.”

“You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.”

There are various ways to gain more respect and authority from others.