Selected Quotes about Respect

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. -- Jane Addams

Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office. -- Aesop

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. -- James Baldwin

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -- William J. H. Boetcker

I'm a very private person. I like staying home and doing my stuff. I hate people invading on my privacy. I hate talking about my private life. You almost feel like they're invading your space, you know? I really hate that. I think that's very disrespectful and I think they should have a law against that. -- Gisele Bundchen

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

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect. -- Cicero

Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due. -- Eldridge Cleaver

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone. -- Bill Clinton

Respect yourself and others will respect you. -- Confucius

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. The organization must be with you or you don't get it done... In my organization there is respect for every individual, and we all have a keen respect for the public. -- Walt Disney

We don't have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just present. -- Shakti Gawain

The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude. -- Arnold Glasgow

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. -- Johann von Goethe

The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts. -- William Hazlitt

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. -- John Herschel

Faith is harder to shake than knowledge, love succumbs less to change than respect, hate is more enduring than aversion, and the impetus to the mightiest upheavals on this earth has at all times consisted less in a scientific knowledge dominating the masses than in a fanaticism which inspired them and sometimes in a hysteria which drove them forward. -- Adolf Hitler

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

Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, 'God, he said exactly what I was thinking.' And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death. -- Lee Iacocca

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.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -- Nelson Mandela

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. -- Peter McArthur

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

In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity. -- Azim Premji

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old there is no respect for age. I missed it coming and going. -- J. B. (John Boynton) Priestley

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. -- Spanish Proverb

I am a socialist and at the same time clear about a certain number of values ... family values, environmental values, the value of succeeding at school, the value of merit and respect for work. To me these are not incompatible with being of the left. -- Segolene Royal

What is dangerous is not minarets, but basements and garages that hide clandestine places of worship. Thus we must choose between mosques, where we know that the rules of the republic are respected, and secret places where extremism has been developing for too long. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

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

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. -- Malcolm X

We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary . -- Malcolm X

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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