Respect Quotes

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
– Henri Frederic Amiel

Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.
– Nathaniel Branden

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
– Lao Tzu
Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
– Tim Allen
The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.
– Sparky Anderson
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
– Maya Angelou
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
– Maya Angelou
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
– Aristotle
We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation.
– Mahmoud Abbas
Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
– Karen Allen
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
– Richard Bach
To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.
– James A. Baldwin
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
– George Bancroft
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
– Ambrose Bierce
To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.
– Otto von Bismarck
Respect the burden.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
– Bono
Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.
– Alain de Botton
The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
– Alain de Botton
More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
– Barbara Boxer
To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
– Barbara Boxer
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
– Louis D. Brandeis
Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one, and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
– William J. Brennan, Jr.
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
– William Jennings Bryan
I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas, regardless of what some writers think.
– Leo Burnett
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
– Samuel Butler
We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.
– Anita Baker
We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.
– Pope Benedict XVI
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
– Nathaniel Branden
American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.
– Tucker Carlson
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
– G. K. Chesterton
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
– Adam Clayton
Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
– Eldridge Cleaver
Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
– Bill Clinton
Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.
– Pierre de Coubertin
Let them hate me, provided they respect my conduct.
– Tiberius
Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil, that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.
– Anthony Collins
Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.
– Will Cuppy
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
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
– Bette Davis
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
– Richard Dawkins
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
– Benjamin Disraeli
I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization.
– Byron Dorgan
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
– Georges Duhamel
There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration.
– John Edwards
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
– Albert Einstein
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
– Albert Einstein
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
– T. S. Eliot
Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
– Gene Fowler
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
– Benjamin Franklin
The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
– Bill Frist
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
It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
– John W. Gardner
I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
– Charles de Gaulle
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
– Charles de Gaulle
I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts. It's only fair that I always try to give them the very best that's in me. After all, I need them more than they need me.
– Andy Gibb
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
– Edward Gibbon
Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
– Andre Gide
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
– Baltasar Gracian
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
– Billy Graham
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
– Amy Grant
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
– John Gray appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
– Annie Gottlieb
Freedom goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect.
– Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.
– Walter Hagen
Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day.
– Tom Hanks
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.
– William Hazlitt
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
– Herbert Hoover
We respect opposition to any position or policy. But we believe that the opinion that should prevail and be respected is that of the majority.
– King Hussein
A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years.
– Juvenal
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
– Abdul Kalam
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life.
– Rose Kennedy
You don't have to love them. You just have to respect their rights.
– Edward Koch
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
– Milan Kundera
That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.
– Emir Kusturica
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
– Johann Kaspar Lavater
The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.
– Carl Levin
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
– C. S. Lewis
You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96.
– Joseph Lieberman
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
– Abraham Lincoln
I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.
– Blanche Lincoln
I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans. I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it.
– Bai Ling
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
– Aldo Leopold
If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know.
– Mario Vargas Llosa
Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
– Imelda Marcos
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
– Bryant H. McGill
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
– John Stuart Mill
The worst thing that an actor can do is go into any project with a lack of respect for the material. You can have an opinion about it, but you have to respect yourself in doing it.
– Alfred Molina
Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity.
– Ricardo Montalban
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
– Edward R. Murrow
Marches alone won't bring integration when human respect is disintegratin'
– Barry McGuire
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
– Thomas S. Monson
First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.
– Kathy Najimy
You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you're dealing with.
– Steve Nash