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.

They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi
Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho
A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness. African Proverb
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. Roy T. Bennett
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 cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. Mahatma Gandhi
Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person. Sherrilyn Kenyon
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Henri Amiel
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. E.W. Howe
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham
Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique. D.B. Harrop
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself. Mark Twain