100 Respect Quotes To Create More Unity In The World

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the most inspiring respect quotes I could find. The goal? To inspire you and make your life better and more meaningful. After all, respecting yourself and others is the basis of a beautiful humanity, right? Enjoy!

Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius

Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring. Maxime Lagacé

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

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Respect is how to treat everyone. Richard Branson


Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne

Respect a man, he will do the more. James Howell

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi

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

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don’t share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. C. JoyBell C.


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

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

This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have. Mitch Albom

The more you know and respect yourself, the more impact you will have on people around you. Maxime Lagacé

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Thomas Paine

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The Best Respect Quotes

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

Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality. Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown

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

Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho

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

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What women want is what men want. They want respect. Marilyn vos Savant

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


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

I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. Herbert H. Lehman

Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness. African proverb Click to tweet

Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. Tecumseh

The right to be respected is won by respecting others. Vasyl Sukhomlynsky Click to tweet

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. Norman Cousins

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

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

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami

Respect is more than just caring for another, it’s caring for humanity. Maxime Lagacé

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The Most Famous Respect Quotes

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A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. George Bernard Shaw

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X

We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. Voltaire

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. George Bernard Shaw

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King Jr

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln

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

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

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect. Winston Churchill

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill Click to tweet

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. Winston Churchill

You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together. Buddha

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

Short Respect Quotes

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Respect yourself above all. Pythagoras Click to tweet

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

The wise make the world beautiful by respecting others. Maxime Lagacé

Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. Philip James Bailey

He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. André Gide Click to tweet

A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect. Unknown

Manners cost nothing. Unknown

You can’t force a person to show you respect but you can refuse to be disrespected. Unknown

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance? A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Respecting others’ opinions doesn’t mean being untrue to our own. P. M. Forni

If we can’t laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? C.H. Hamel

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller

Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all. Ray Davis

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If we are not free, no one will respect us. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Inspirational Respect Quotes

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I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. Michel de Montaigne

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. Louis Pasteur

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. George Bernard Shaw

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. Hermann Hesse

Some people will work hard to impress others. What’s truly impressive is doing work for its own sake, for the love of it. That’s the way to earn lasting respect. Maxime Lagacé

The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way. Carlos Barrios

We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. H. L. Mencken

Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it. Osho Click to tweet

In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist. Albert Camus

Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. Bill Bradley

You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel. Luigi Pirandello

It is my theory that when the people can outwit the leader, the more respected their voices will be. Criss Jami Click to tweet

Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others. Amy Leigh Mercree

Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

You can’t respect yourself if you’re afraid to be who you are. Amber Heard

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. Amit Ray

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. Roy T. Bennett

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

Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself. Steve Maraboli

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

Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other persons place. Greg Proops

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Respect Quotes: The Conclusion

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

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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