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163 Strong Respect Quotes To Command Respect

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Respect is something we need to earn, it is not simply given.

When you manage to earn someone’s respect, you are held in higher regard.

Respect is at the heart of every human interaction.

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Top 10 Respect Quotes

Respect is how to treat everyone.

Richard Branson
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He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

Persian Proverb
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Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

Albert Einstein
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Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

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In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.

Jane Haddam
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The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you.

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

Renee Olstead
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I respect everybody, but at the same time, I carry myself with an aura that demands respect, too.

Lil’ Kim
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There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.

Henri Frederic Amiel
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This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have. Mitch Albom

You must respect people, and you must respect money. My father said to me: ‘When you respect money, money will respect you.

Yaya Toure

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. Maya Angelou

I can be hurt only by people I respect. Mary Balogh

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You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are. Amber Heard

I believe no matter who you are, respect yourself, respect others.

Mo Farah

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. George Bernard Shaw

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

Respect is more than just caring for another, it’s caring for humanity. Maxime Lagacé

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.

Orison Swett Marden

Respect has nothing to do with who is right and who is wrong. It has to do with allowing space for someone else’s opinion. Jackie Viramontez

Everybody wants respect. In their own way, three-year-olds would like respect, and acknowledgment, in their terms. Aretha Franklin

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We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H. L. Mencken

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. André Gide

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. Amy Leigh Mercree

You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel. Luigi Pirandello

The only respect you should have is the one you earn.

Stellan Skarsgard

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness. African proverb

Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself. Steve Maraboli

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An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King Jr

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other persons place. Greg Proops

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. Dalai Lama

Respect for women was a very important part of my upbringing.

Sam Hunt

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. Philip James Bailey

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

Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring. Maxime Lagacé

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Louis D. Brandeis

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller

The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others. Ayad Akhtar

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Self-respect knows no considerations. Mahatma Gandhi

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

Billy Graham

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

The only thing I command is respect. Kyrie Irving

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance? A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Bryant H. McGill

Disrespect for life is a direct reflection of violating the laws of the kingdom of love. Sunday Adelaja

Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being. Sargent Shriver

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It is not grey hair that makes one respectable but character. Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

With my wife I don’t get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me.

Rodney Dangerfield

I try to respect everybody out here: players, caddies, fans, media. Phil Mickelson

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

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Orhan Pamuk

We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Respecting people is an important part of life, whether it’s the person doing janitorial work or the person above you. It doesn’t matter who you are: I’m going to respect you. Andy Reid

Your peers will respect you for your integrity and character, not your possessions. David Robinson

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. George Bernard Shaw

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.

Will Durant

I was always taught to respect my elders and I’ve now reached the age when I don’t have anybody to respect. George Burns

Proper respect to others is the most prudent rule of directing the measure of reverence due to ourselves. Norman MacDonald

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So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers

What women want is what men want. They want respect.

Marilyn vos Savant 

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Winston Churchill

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

Inspirational Respect Quotes

I just feel like if I do good work, then people should respect me for the work I do. Scott Caan

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

Emma Bunton

Respect a man, he will do the more. James Howell

In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist. Albert Camus

You must respect people and work hard to be in shape. And I used to train very hard. When the others players went to the beach after training, I was there kicking the ball. Pele

Respect for the rights of others means peace.

Benito Juarez

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there. Pink

A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss 

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Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. Norman Cousins

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Mark Twain

Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect. Mona Sutphen

Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality. Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them. Milo Ventimiglia

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other. Benjamin E. Mays

It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be. Criss Jami 

Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?

Marilyn Monroe

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob. Salvador Dali

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Since when was genius found respectable?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. Arapaho proverb

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr

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

Taylor Swift

You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown

At first, they’ll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they’ll dislike you. Criss Jami

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Thomas Paine

Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.


I’ve been in enough positions to respect people with different views. Condoleezza Rice

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. Rodney Dangerfield 

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We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive. Pope Benedict XVI

Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.

Bill Bradley

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. Michel de Montaigne

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

Respect comes in two unchangeable steps: giving it and receiving it. Edmond Mbiaka

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

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

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

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We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect. Winston Churchill

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

Baltasar Gracian

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. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do? Miranda Lambert

Respect other people regardless of the level they are at or the level you are at. When you hand out respect, you get it back. Erik Estrada

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.


If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson

If we are not free, no one will respect us. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur

Self-knowledge brings self-respect which establishes the respect of others. Maxime Lagacé

Motivational Respect Quotes

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

Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it.


My one thing is respect. I don’t care about anything else. You should respect everyone around you the people who work for you, peers. Be classy. Charli XCX

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

Criss Jami

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. Richard Bach

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus

Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.

Paulo Coelho

I always have tried to treat people with respect, the way I want to be treated. Derek Jeter

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth. Gary Chapman

All sides must learn to respect one another.

Reuven Rivlin

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. Frank Herbert

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Don Miguel Ruiz

Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.

Albert Schweitzer

Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours. Unknown

Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Women absolutely deserve respect. Aretha Franklin

Respect is the word I want. You have to earn it. You give, and you get it in return, that’s how I see it. Joe Torre

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The key is to learn to respect and honor the complications of other people’s lives. Goldie Hawn

If you live what you believe, you will always have the respect of others.

Dale Murphy

I don’t wait for people to give me respect. I always give them respect. Mariano Rivera

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne

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 is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray

I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.

Blake Lively

I respect people and expect that kind of respect back. Dennis Franz

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill

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Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.

Annie Gottlieb

Caring for your idea and executing it is without a doubt the most important important aspect of self-respect. Maxime Lagacé

When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable. LeBron James

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom

When we respect everybody around us, we are in peace with everybody around us.

Don Miguel Ruiz

It’s important for couples to be friends first and to respect each other as individuals. Anupam Kher

Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies and competition. John Cena

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With me, what you see is what you get. I try to treat everyone with respect. Dustin Johnson

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

Herbert H. Lehman

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

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right. Aretha Franklin

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel. Marcia Fudge

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