Top 35 Inspiring Respect Quotes

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Respect is an attitude of consideration or high regard towards a person. You may not know it but an act of respect can pave a way to success. Sometimes you just have to be humble to get what you want. Here are some quotes that will inspire you to be respectful.

Inspiring Respect Quotes

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

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Confucius

“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.” Thomas S. Monson

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” Albert Einstein

“Men are respectable only as they respect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

Albert Camus

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

“If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” John W. Gardner

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” Gamaliel Bailey

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

“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.” Robert Michaels

“Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy T. Bennett

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

Ray Davis

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

“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.” Hussein Nishah

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

“He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” Mencius

“How people treat you with their karma. How you react is yours.” Wayne W. Dyer

“My father used to have an expression. He’d say, ‘Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.’” Joe Biden

“Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.”

Mohammad Sakhi

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

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

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

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

“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.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.” Orson Welles

“To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me – not success.”

Hugh Jackman

“Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.” Horst Koehler

“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.” Buddha

“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” Louis D. Brandeis

“One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.” E. W. Howe

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.” D.B. Harrop

“It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.” Charles Bayard Mitchell

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