43 Quotes About Respecting Elders


There is a lot you can do to help the elderly. These quotes about respecting elders show the value to society these individuals have provided. Through service and dedication, the elderly have given an era of protection and hard work to the next generation.

“A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman’s heart.”

“About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings.”

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.”

“And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.”

“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it.”

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. ”

“Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.”

“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. ”

“How would your life be different if…You approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty? Let today be the day…”

“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? ”

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

“I can be hurt, she said, only by people I respect.”

“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.”

“I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.”

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”

“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. ”

“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”

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

“If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.”

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. ”

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it.”

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make.”

“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.”

“Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.”

“Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. ”

“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”

“People can have their opinions about everything in the world, but people’s opinions end where the tip of my nose begins. ”

“Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.”

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret.”

“Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.”

“The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.”

“There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall.”

“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. ”

“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”

“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation.”

“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.”

“Youth is wasted on the young.”

It is important to remember that respecting your elders is just one way to be sensitive to their needs and desires.