Respect Quotes

Best selected respect quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about respect will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. Herbert Henry Lehman
The myths have always condemned those who ''looked back.'' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision. Dag Hammarskjold
I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse --I will not retreat a single inch --and I will be heard. William Lloyd Garrison
Respect the burden. Napoleon Bonaparte
Respect a man, he will do it the more. James Howell
Attention and respect give pleasure, however late, or however useless. But they are not useless, when they are late, it is reasonable to rejoice, as the day declines, to find that it has been spent with the approbation of mankind. Samuel Johnson
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem. Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth. Voltaire
What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair. John Milton
I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep. Joseph De Maistre
No place in England where everyone can go is considered respectable. George Moore
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. Henrik Ibsen
The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out. Oscar Wilde
Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial. Anonymous
Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts. Abraham Lincoln
I hate victims who respect their executioners. Jean-Paul Sartre
Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability. Shelley Winters
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. Alice Walker
Respect starts with yourself. Proverb
Respect is love in plain clothes. Frankie Byrne
The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. Maggie Kuhn
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life. Chinese Proverb
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps. D. H. Lawrence
In his private heart no man much respects himself. Mark Twain
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. Malcolm X
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. Rodney Dangerfield
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. Napoleon Bonaparte
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
To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times. Henri Frederic Amiel
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep. Quentin Crisp
I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose. Hubert H. Humphrey
A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man. Samuel Johnson
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away. Plutarch
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. Mark Twain
We live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another. Henry David Thoreau
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. Thomas Hardy
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. Sir John Herschel
My life has been one long descent into respectability. Mandy Rice-Davies
Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system. C. Wright Mills
If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society. Greek Proverb
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. Edgar Watson Howe
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office. Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. Oscar Wilde
Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled. Samuel Johnson
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due. Eldridge Cleaver
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence. Socrates
Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you? George Bernard Shaw
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self. Henri Frederic Amiel
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne

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