Respect Sayings and Quotes

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It’s not just for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Respect should be given if you expect to receive it in return. Showing consideration for others goes a long way. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational respect quotes, sayings, and proverbs.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami
But the idea of respect is more than just being polite. Bruce Glassman
Respect means recognizing that all people are entitled to basic human dignity. Bruce Glassman
Friendship unites affection with respect. There is no need to bow down before a friend. We can look him in the eye. We neither look up to him nor down to him. Jurgen Moltmann
Religionism is the result of a lack of respect for the followers of another religious faith. But, then, it is also a lack of respect for God. Tissa Balasuriya
Them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30
There will be differences between men and women, but it is the duty of every man to respect her. Harish Muralidhar
We do not earn respect. It is given as a gift. What we do with it is up to us. Tod Whitaker
Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life. Aristotle
Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child. Alice Miller
The secret of education is respecting the pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the great religions deserve respect and, if practiced seriously, are paths to love and peace. Travis Hellstorm
Resolute in our determination to respect the rights of others, and to command respect for the rights of ourselves, we must kep ourselves adequately strong in self-defense. Bryan Curtis
Religion, by teaching man his relationship to God, gives the individual a sense of his own dignity and teaches im to respect himself by respecting his neighbors. Bryan Curtis
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker. Bryan Curtis
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. G.K. Chesterton
True friends will respect one another's viewpoints without letting differences in opinion affect the relationship. Robert Arp
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Robert Arp
I can offer you neither honor nor wages; I offer you only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Anyone who loves his country, follow me. Giuseppe Garibaldi
Each man has his own prevailing passion, which differs in some respect from that of his neighbors. J.B. Lippincott
Consult with your friend on every thing, but particularly on that which respects yourself. J.B.Lippincott
When the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect. George Bancroft
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue John Herschel
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion forms our true honor Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. Shakespeare
The shortest and surest way to live with honor, is to be in reality that we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strenghten themselves by the practice and experience of them. Socrates
Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion. Frank Johnson
Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz
Respect is the appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique. Annie Gottlieb