Top 100 Famous Respect Quotes

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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.

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

— Albert Einstein

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Malcolm X

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Jackie Robinson

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

— Lao Tzu

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

— Mark Twain

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.

— Marilyn Monroe

Respect is what we owe love, what we give.

— Philip James Bailey

I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.

— Tupac Shakur

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

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

— Bryant H. McGill

Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

— Albert Camus

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

— Edward Gibbon

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

— Laurence Sterne

America wants its respect.

— Tupac Shakur

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

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

If we are not free, no one will respect us.

— Abdul Kalam

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

— Julius Erving

Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.

— Tecumseh

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

— Voltaire

It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

— Brendan Behan

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

— Henri Frederic Amiel

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don’t agree with or like.

— Margaret Mead

The person who comes up to you and makes the most noise and is the most intrusive is invariably the person in the room who has no respect for you at all, and it’s really all about them.

— Robbie Coltrane

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

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

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

— Baltasar Gracian

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

— William Lyon Phelps

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

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.

— J. D. Salinger

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

— Bono

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

There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

— Charles Baudelaire

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

Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.

— Alphonsus Liguori

As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.

— Vera Wang

Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.

— Lakhdar Brahimi

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

— Erykah Badu

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life.

— Robert Casey

It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.

— Estelle Parsons

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.

— John Updike

I always respect a woman.

— Enrique Iglesias

I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them.

— Leon Kass

I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.

— Eli Whitney

People want to hear what I have to say and respect what I say.

— Jennifer Capriati

But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.

— Chaka Khan

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

— Billy Graham

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

— Albert Einstein

One who breaks an unjust 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 law.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

— Bruce Lee

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

— Maya Angelou

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

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

— Winston Churchill

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

— Richard Bach

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

I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.

— Summer Altice

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

— Dalai Lama

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

— Confucius

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

— Brian Tracy

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

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

— Vince Lombardi

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.

— Winston Churchill

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

— Winston Churchill

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

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

— Michael Jordan

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

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

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.

— John Lennon

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

When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.

— Michael Jordan

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

I have noticed… that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.

— Marilyn Monroe

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

— Rodney Dangerfield

The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.

— Steve Jobs

It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.

— Henry David Thoreau

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.

— Henry David Thoreau

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

— Bertrand Russell

Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.

— Frank Sinatra

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

— William Hazlitt

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

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.

— Mitt Romney

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

— Richard Bach

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

— Abdul Kalam

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

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

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond that you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them.

— Michelle Obama

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.

— Mitt Romney

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.

— Marlene Dietrich

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.

— Malcolm X

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up.

— Mike Tyson

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

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

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 write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.

— Audre Lorde

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

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

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 hate victims who respect their executioners.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.

— Katy Perry

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

— Abdul Kalam

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.

— Bertrand Russell

Respect the burden.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.

— Bertrand Russell

Find your self-respect now. Don’t dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It’s so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.

— Danica McKellar

The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread.

— Andy Rooney

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being 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

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

— Albert Schweitzer

Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

— Colin Powell

I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available.

— Hillary Clinton

I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.

— Javier Bardem

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

— George Santayana

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

Don’t ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don’t mean they’re not an important person. You just don’t ever know who you’re gonna meet in life. So that’s why I look at everybody as equal. Can’t just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man.

— Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.

— T. S. Eliot

When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.

— Jerry Falwell

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

— Anton Chekhov

Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect without esteem they cannot exist esteem is the first demand that they make of love.

— Honore de Balzac

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

— James Madison

I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.

— Samuel L. Jackson

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did.

— Bette Davis

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

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

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

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.

— Jim Carrey

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.

— Malcolm X

You don’t have to love them. You just have to respect their rights.

— Edward Koch

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

— Louis D. Brandeis

There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.

— Walter Hagen

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

The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We’ve spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren’t they paying for it? They don’t like Qaddafi, Qaddafi’s been a terrible thorn in their side.

— Donald Trump

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

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

— Miguel Angel Ruiz

I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don’t respect.

— Sandra Cisneros

It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.

— Jasmine Guy

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.

— William Lyon Phelps

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

— Kiana Tom

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