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Respect Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Respect are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

 

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer


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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

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

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

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

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

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, I Respect And Enforce The Boundaries I Have Set.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

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

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

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

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.
- William J. Clinton

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

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.

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

One who breaks an unjust 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 law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
- Bruce Lee

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

I do not like sports, unless you consider treating
all humankind with love and respect a sport.
- Todd Barry

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from
the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch

Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down
to it they kind of backed off.
That was a little disheartening.
But I respect them.
That's their business.
- Mike McCready

Marches alone won't bring integration when human respect is disintegratin'
- Barry McGuire

The success my children have had has helped me immensely.
I've showed them a certain respect for this career.
- Julio Iglesias

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage,
his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence.
He is still a King.
- Orison Swett Marden

But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
yet they talk about respect and honour.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

I have great respect for President Bush,
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge.
- Elton Gallegly

A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people,
and I respect them a great deal.
- Nancy McKeon

I carried through well with my tennis.
I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
- Gabriela Sabatini

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world
where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom,
dignity, and respect.
- John Fisher

I'm sick of just liking people.
I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
- J. D. Salinger

Walt had a marvelous intuition.
And because he understood people very well,
liked them and had great respect for people,
there was nothing cynical about Walt.
- John Hench

Like Christ said, love thee one another.
I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and
be appreciative and thankful for what I had.
- James Brown

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I shall always respect the composer.
If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing.
- Kate Smith

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden.
There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any,
so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
- Richard Dawkins


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