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25 Quotes on respect

An important building block of any solid relationship, respect is a critical element not only between friends, but also between family members, coworkers, even strangers. Countless figures throughout history – from Confucius to contemporary American author Teresa Mummert –have recognized this and have spoken on the value of respect and the role that it plays in both relationships as well as personal fulfillment.
Here are some of the top 25 quotes on respect from these men and women:

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It’s easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.” ? Fred Rogers

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

“Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.” – Gail Sheehy

“This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.” – William Lyon Phelps

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

 “Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.” – William Lloyd Garrison

“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” – Persian proverb

“Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.” – Albert Schweitzer

 “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

“The only justification for ever looking down on somebody is to pick them up.” – Jesse Jackson

“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

 “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ? Ayad Akhtar

“To respect someone means to treat their ideas, personal space, belongings, and needs as equal in importance to your own, while to honor someone means to treat all those things as more important than your own.” – Sarah Arthur

“If we cant laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others?” ? C.H. Hamel

“The moment you put someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you. The trick is respecting each other equally.” ? Teresa Mummert

“It is only when you accept how different you all are, that you will be able to see how much the same you all are. Don’t expect anybody to be the same as you, then you will see that you are in many ways the same as everybody.” ? C. Joy Bell C.

“If the traditional Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the basics that we want our children to master academically, then reverence, respect, and responsibility are the three Rs that our children need to master for the sake of their souls and the health of the world.” ? Zoe Weil

“Always try to associate with people from whom you can learn something. All the knowledge that you want is in the world, and all you have to do is go and seek it.” – Marcus Garvey

“Loving yourself means caring enough to make the hard decisions in your life.” – Jennifer Hudson

“Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.” – Immanuel Kant

“What is ‘power’ anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it.” – Lauren Myracle

“There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.” – Buck Rodgers

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale E. Turner

“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” – Albert Einstein


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