55+ Best Respect Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational respect quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Respect Quotes

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

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

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

Respect is one of the most important things you can teach a child. Catherine Pulsiferü

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

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

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. William Hazlitt

Awe and respect are two different things. Oliver Reed

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

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

A person that does not value your time will not value your advice. Orrin Woodward

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

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain. Brandon Cox

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

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

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

I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead. Tom Stoppard

Respect requires empathy, the capacity to anticipate and understand the feelings of others. It requires consideration. Deborah Norvill

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. Sandra Day O’Connor

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

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

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

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

I’d rather be respected than loved. Eli Broad

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. Paulo Coelho

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of  for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Socrates

We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us. Barack Obama

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

I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place. Maya Angelou

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

Humility and respect tells much more about your background than your personality. Kate Iroegbu

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

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

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

The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them. Steve Hall

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

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

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

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

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

We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is each the other’s opposite and complement. Hermann Hesse

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

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own. Charlotte Brontë

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

I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done. Ranbir Kapoor

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

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

My approach is that you have to earn the respect of people you work with. Mark Pincus

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

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

I hope that everyone has the opportunity, whatever their work environment may be, to be surrounded by people that they respect and are inspired by. Janet Varney