60 Respect Quotes By Famous People

Having respect for one another is the key towards positive and better relations among ourselves, which promotes the general peace at our homes, workplaces, schools, churches, nations and the world at large.

Among the variety of significant implications accompanied with respect, the most common ones include;

  • Creates a fair and just environment for everyone
  • Promotes and increases positive engagements
  • Promotes sharing of knowledge without judgments
  • Creates a sense and feeling of safety
  • Builds trust and the overall wellbeing
  • Promotes socialization and cooperation
  • Promotes personal and communal growth
  • Creates a sense of satisfaction especially at the workplace

Once you are in good terms with everyone in the society, you are likely to get whatever your heart desires with a small amount of respect. Alternatively, if respect is not given to others, you will always find it rough as you will not be given respect you want. To you, respecting others might not mean anything, but it might mean the world to them.

  1. “A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.” – African proverb
  2. “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, Jr.
  3. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” Henri Frederic Amiel
  4. “Everybody wants respect. In their own way, three-year-olds would like respect, and acknowledgment, in their terms.” – Aretha Franklin
  5. “He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” – Mencius
  6. “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
  7. “He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. “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
  9. “I just feel like if I do good work, then people should respect me for the work I do.” – Scott Caan

  10. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”  Albert Einstein
  11. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson
  12. “As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” – Robert Schuller
  13. “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” Voltaire
  14. “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

  15. “If you live what you believe, you will always have the respect of others.” – Dale Murphy
  16. “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
  17. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
  18. “Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” Albert Einstein
  19. “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
  20. “Men are respectable only as they respect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  22. “Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.” – Mona Sutphen
  23. “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

  24. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu
  25. “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill

  29. “Respect a man, he will do the more.” – James Howell
  30. “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein
  31. “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
  32. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu
  33. “Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.” – G. Risch

  34. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” – Confucius
  35. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius
  36. “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
  37. “Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” – Albert Camus
  38. “You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are.” – Amber Heard
  39. “If we are not free, no one will respect us.”- P. J. Abdul Kalam

  40. “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
  41. “Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.” – Marilyn Monroe
  42. “If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” – Maya Angelou
  43. “Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.” – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi
  44. “Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.” – Mohammad Sakhi
  45. “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – Malcolm X

  46. “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
  47. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  48. “When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.” – Mark Twain
  49. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” – Ray Davis
  50. “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
  51. “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
  52. “With me, what you see is what you get. I try to treat everyone with respect.” – Dustin Johnson
  53. “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

  54. “You must respect people, and you must respect money. My father said to me: ‘When you respect money, money will respect you.” – Yaya Toure
  55. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Seuss
  56. “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
  57. “I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” – Julius Erving
  58. “Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.” – Gary Chapman
  59. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.” – Maxime Lagacé
  60. “If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” – Abraham Lincoln

Rashed Miah
My name is Rashed Miah, I am the CEO and founder of THE RICH GETS RICHER. This website was founded in October 2018. I am very passionate to talk about success, I followed my passion and decided to express my knowledge of success to the world through this website. For all individuals who visits this site, my overall aim is to motivate them about their life, also to help them financially, spiritually, mentally and physically when it comes to success and achieving big goals and dreams.
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