43 Quotes About Disrespect


Teaching the youth about respect and self respect can change the outcome for an entire generation. These quotes about disrespect highlight the contempt and irony that occurs all around us in everyday life.

“A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.”

“A true and genuine impudence is ever the effect of ignorance, without the least sense of it.”

“An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.”

“Bad manners make a journalist.”

“Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.”

“Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.”

“Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.”

“Contempt mates well with pity.”

“Disrespect cannot be commanded, it must be earned.”

“I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.”

“If the disagreement was strong enough, we could end up pretty close to the borderline of incivility.”

“If they disrespect you to your face imagine what they’re doing behind your back.”

“If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?”

“Ignoring a child’s disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.”

“Impertinence will intermeddle in things in which it has no concern, showing a want of breeding, or, more commonly, a spirit of sheer impudence.”

“Incivility is the extreme of pride; it is built on the contempt of mankind.”

“Mistaking insolence for freedom has always been the hallmark of the slave.”

“Never make excuses for someone who disrespects you-who they are or what they do isn’t a pass to treat you like trash.”

“No matter what the reason, if you start to scream and shout, you look a fool, and you feel a fool, and you earn the disrespect of everyone.”

“No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.”

“Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.”

“Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility. I do not like to be unkind.”

“Only the contemptible fear contempt.”

“Our contempt for others proves nothing but the illiberality and narrowness of our own views.”

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”

“Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.”

“That bad manners are so prevalent in the world is the fault of good manners.”

“The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.”

“The insolence of the vulgar is in proportion to their ignorance. They treat everything with contempt which they do not understand.”

“The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy.”

“The insolence of wealth will creep out.”

“The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt.”

“The way to avoid the imputation of impudence is not to be ashamed of what we do, but never to do what we aught to be ashamed of.”

“There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.”

“There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.”

“There is no excuse for bad manners, except fast reflexes.”

“There is no nobility with bad manners.”

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

“There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.”

“When people don’t respect one another seldom is there honesty.”

“Where there is no respect for life, there you will find evil.”

“You don’t have permission to disrespect yourself.”

“You don’t have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is.”

Everyone has the same option in life. To be respectful and thankful towards others or be disrespectful and a bully. The choices you make can have an impact on your life that last forever.

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