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250 Best Respect Quotes And Sayings

Last Updated: March 10, 2023 by Team

Respect is fundamental to human interaction and crucial to building and maintaining positive relationships. It involves treating others with dignity, recognizing their worth and value, and acknowledging their individuality and uniqueness. Respect can be demonstrated through active listening, empathy, kindness, and courtesy.

Respect can be for yourself, and it can be for others; when you respect someone, whether personally or professionally, you admire them and treat them well. Respecting yourself gives you pride and confidence. You hold yourself in high esteem and know you are worthy of being treated well.

Our latest collection of respect quotes and sayings will inspire you to respect yourself and others, including thoughts and wisdom from many different people. Here are 250 of the most inspiring respect quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and make your life better and more meaningful today. After all, respecting yourself and others is the basis of beautiful humanity. Enjoy!

The 250 Quotes on Respect

Top 10 Respect Quotes

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“I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn’t conform.” – Erykah Badu

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

“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.” – Barry Bonds

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

“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.” – Taylor Swift

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

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

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

“There are lots of people i admire and respect, but i don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.” – james darcy

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect for others.” – Dalai Lama

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. LEO TOLSTOY

What Is Respect?

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“Respect is not a function of the size of your bank account. It is a function of your dignity.” – Attributed to William J. H. Boetcker

“Respect is love in plain clothes.” – Frankie Byrne

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

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

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

“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

“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

“Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”

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

“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

“Respect for women was a very important part of my upbringing.” – Sam Hunt

“Respect for the rights of others means peace.” – Benito Juarez

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

“Respect depicts acceptance, while disrespect is rejection.” – Fawad Afzal Khan

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

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

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

“Respect means you care enough to think about others’ feelings before you act.”

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. LAURENCE STERNE

Famous Respect Quotes

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

“Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul’s potential.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

“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

“I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.” – Emma Bunton

“If people respect you respect them back; if they disrespect you respect them back. They represent their ideology you represent yours.”

“If you live what you believe, you will always have the respect of others.” – Dale Murphy

“Ironically, people tend to change their attitude towards you when you begin treating them the way they treat you.”

“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” – Harvey Milk

“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

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

“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.” – Stephen Cosgrove

“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

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

“Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.” – William Hazlitt

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

“The key is to learn to respect and honour the complications of other people’s lives.” – Goldie Hawn

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

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

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

“When we respect everybody around us, we are in peace with everybody around us.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“You must respect people, and you must respect money. My father said to me: ‘When you respect money, the money will respect you.” – Yaya Toure

“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

Every good relationship is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.

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

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

“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” – Persian Proverb

“I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

“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

“It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.” – John Major

“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

“Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.” – Tecumseh

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

“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

“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” – Michelle Obama

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

“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

“We should all consider each other as human beings, and we should respect each other.” – Malala Yousafzai

“What we make testifies who we are. People can sense care and can sense carelessness. This relates to respect for each other and carelessness is personally offensive.” – Jonathan I’ve

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

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

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

“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts.” – Confucius

“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

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

Life is observing you, live with such a good intention that even life would proudly say I respect you.

Short Respect Quotes

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“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.”

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

“All sides must learn to respect one another.” – Reuven Rivlin

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

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

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

“Respecting others’ opinions doesn’t mean being untrue to our own.” – P. M. Forni

“Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.” – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

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

“The only thing I command is respect.” – Kyrie Irving

“The only respect you should have is the one you earn.” – Stellan Skarsgard

“The right to be respected is won by respecting others.” – Vasyl Sukhomlynsky

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

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

“Treat others with respect and others will respect you.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“Women absolutely deserve respect.” – Aretha Franklin

“You can demand courtesy, but you have to earn respect.” – Lawrence Goldstone

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

“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

“The only true disability is the inability to accept and respect differences.” – Bryant McGill

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.

No Respect Quotes

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

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to the point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect, he ceases to love.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham

“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.

“Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you.”

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

“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.” – Max Nordau

“In the end, those who demean others only disrespect themselves.”

“Respect at the cost of others is disrespect in effect.” – Muhammad Tariq Majeed

“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

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

“I don’t get no respect. My grandpa told me the best job he ever had was working in a mirror factory. He said he could always see himself coming to work.” – Redd Foxx

“I don’t get no respect. The other day I got into a cab and the driver said, ‘Where do you want to go, ugly?’” – Henny Youngman

“I get no respect. When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I don’t get no respect. The other day, a woman asked me how long I’d been bald. I said, ‘Ever since the war, which one?’” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I don’t get no respect. When I was born, the doctor slapped my mother.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I get no respect. My wife’s cooking is so bad, the flies pitched in to fix the screen door.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I don’t get no respect. When I was a kid, my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I don’t get no respect. I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.” – Rodney Dangerfield

Respect other people’s feelings, and love them as they are.

Respect Quotes For Work

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

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” – Mother Teresa

“Someone once told me that if you respect a person, listen to their opinion. And if you do not respect someone, then do not listen to their opinion. And that works both ways.” – Maisie Williams

“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

“Our work for human dignity is often lonely and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.” – Ban Ki-moon

“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

“If you don’t feel respected, you won’t be engaged in your work.” – Linda Hill

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

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


“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

“Acting with speed will garner you respect, awe, and irresistible momentum.” – Robert Greene

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

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

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

“A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered.” – Felix Adler

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

“As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.” – Stockwell Day

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

“Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.” – Larry Bird

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

“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.” – Roy T. Bennett

“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

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

“To the living we owe respect, but to the dead, we owe only the truth.” – Voltaire

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

Treat everyone with respect.

Respect Quotes For Him/Her

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“Always respect another’s opinion, and another’s the point of view.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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

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

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

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

“I must respect the opinions of others, even if I disagree with them.” – Herbert H. Lehman

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

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

“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

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

“Respect a man; he will do the more.” – James Howell

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

“Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.” – Albert Schweitzer

“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

Humans deserve empathy, respect and love.

“You don’t tell people who disagree with you they’d be better off somewhere else. And you don’t reduce them to stereotypes; you address them as fully formed people worthy of respect. You try to persuade them.” – Peggy Noonan

“The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.” – Renee Olstead

“I can be hurt only by people I respect.” – Mary Balogh

“A Woman wants a man to protect her like a daughter, love her like a wife and respect her like a mother.”

“I guess at the end of the day; all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.” – Sofia Vergara

“A successful Woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.”

“She is a Woman, she is a Mother, she is a Daughter, she is a Wife, she is a Sister. Respect Female.”

“Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show a son.”

“When she is happy, she is the wind that keeps me safe and comfortable. However, when she is mad, she is the storm that can destroy everything that is in her path.”

“The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.”

“Treat a woman right and you will be treated right in return.”

“If you don’t respect her, you obviously don’t deserve her.”

“Nothing is stronger than a woman who is fighting for what she believes in.”

“It’s a man’s job to respect women, but it’s a women’s job to give him something to respect.”

“Respect is earned, not given. Deserved, not inherited.”

“She is not just a housewife who cooks your meals and washes your clothes. She is a homemaker who holds together the family and makes sure that everything is as perfect as it can be once you get home.”

“If you want to be treated like a king, then treat your woman like a queen.”

“A Woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.”

“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.”

“A real man never hurts a woman. Be a real man and respect women.”

“Girls want attention, Women want respect.”

“If they don’t respect, appreciate and value you, then they don’t deserve you.”

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

“A woman’s strength cannot be seen with the naked eye. It can only be felt when times get rough and she is the only one left standing.”

earn someone's trust and you'll earn their respect.

Love And Respect Quotes

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“When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.” – Jean Vanier

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

“Only a true man can earn the love and respect of a strong and independent woman.”

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration, and respect.” – Hermann Hesse

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their lives and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.” – Kirk Cameron

“In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important, to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.” – Kina Grannis

“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 a person loves you but doesn’t respect you, then it can not be real love. It is not possible to love them without respecting them.” – Amit Kalantri

“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

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


“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

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

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

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

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

“It’s not only what you say. It’s how you say it.”

“Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honor, valor, respect. All these things have to be earned.”

“Respect people’s feeling even if it doesn’t mean anything to you. It could mean everything to them.”

“I’m the one person who wears the words ‘hustle, loyalty, respect’ on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It’s very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it’s even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, ‘I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a role model for my son..” – John Cena

“Character, not circumstances make a person.”

“Respect give it to get it.”

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

“Our parents deserve our honour and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this, they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.” – Ezra Taft Benson

“Treat people exactly as you would like to be treated by them.” – Golden Rule

I can't control your behavior; nor do I want that burden... but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out. Steve Maraboli

Respect Quotes From The Bible

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“3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,” – Philippians 2:3

“12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

“7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness” – Titus 2:7

“17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” – 1 Peter 2:17

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

“7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:7-8

“34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”” – John 13:34-35

“10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10

“12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 7:12

“33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.” – 1 Corinthians 10:33

“1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”” – Ephesians 6:1-3

“1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” – Romans 13:1-7

You have to GIVE respect in order to EARN respect.

Self Respect Quotes

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

“I believe no matter who you are, respect yourself, respect others.” – Mo Farah

“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

“I respect everybody, but at the same time, I carry myself with an aura that demands respect, too.” – Lil’ Kim

“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

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

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

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

“I respect myself and insist on it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.” – Baltasar Gracian

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

“Respect yourself above all.” – Pythagoras

“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

“Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschell

“Self-respect is a question of recognising that anything worth having has a price.” – Joan Didion

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

“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.” – William J. H. Boetcker

“True humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.” – Ralph W. Sockman

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

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

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” – Joan Didion

To respect yourself is to walk away from those who disrespect you.

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Respect is at the core of every human interaction. Being respectful is when you treat people in a way that shows you value their contribution; by doing this, you demonstrate a sense of worth towards others and admire their abilities, achievements, and opinions.

In short, respect is essential in all aspects of life, including personal relationships, professional interactions, and societal interactions. It promotes harmony, fosters understanding, and creates an environment of mutual trust and support. By cultivating a culture of respect, we can create a better world where everyone is valued, heard, and appreciated.

Hopefully, these respectful quotes have reminded you of the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. Did you enjoy these respectful quotes and sayings? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below.

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