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50 respect quotes and sayings about life, love and relationships

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Our latest collection of respect quotes and sayings on Everyday Power Blog.

Respect is at the core of every human interaction. Regardless of how old you are, or what social status you hold, we all need to feel respected and valued.

When we treat others with respect, it shows that we recognize their value and worth. Respect is important in any relationship. For a relationship to be successful, there has to be great respect for one another, even when disagreements arise.

Although respect seems to be slowly declining in today’s world, we have to be sympathetic to those around us and have regard for their rights and feelings.

In that regard, here are some great quotes to inspire you to respect yourself and others.

 

Respect quotes and sayings about life, love and relationships

 

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

 

2.) “When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.” – Thomas S. Monson

 

3.) “Men are respectable only as they respect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

4.) “Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Stephen Cosgrove

 

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

 

6.) “Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.” – Mona Sutphen

 

7.) “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” – Herbert H. Lehman

 

8.) “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono

 

9.) “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee

 

10.) “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill

 

Respect quotes and sayings to make your life better

 

11.) “Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.” – Eldridge Cleaver

 

12.) “You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.” – Lawrence Goldstone

 

13.) “If we can respect the divine within us, if we can treat it with dignity, then we can respect others around us.” –Vishwas Chavan

 

14.) “Respect is an invention of people who want to cover up the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

15.) “Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” – Orhan Pamuk

 

16.) “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners” ― Laurence Sterne

 

17.) “Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.” – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

 

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

 

19.) “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

20.) “Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.” – Philip James Bailey

 

Respect quotes and sayings about honoring others

 

21.) “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.” ― Steve Maraboli

 

22.) “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

 

23.) “If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

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

 

25.) “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

 

26.) “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

27.) “Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” – Albert Camus

 

28.) “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner

 

29.) “Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.” – Hussein Nishah

 

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

 

Powerful respect quotes and sayings about being nice to everyone

 

31.) “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.” ― Robert Michaels

 

32.) “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston S. Churchill

 

33.) “Respect should be the first thing you give.” – Anonymous

 

33.) “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama

 

34.)  “Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschell

 

35.) “Take very little notice of those people who choose to treat you poorly. It is how they are defining their story, not yours.” – Lei Wah

 

36.) “There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don’t necessarily want to be like them. I’m too happy being myself.” – James D’arcy

 

37.) “Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.” – Jasmine Guinness

 

38.) “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham

 

39.) “Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies, and competition.” – John Cena

 

40.) “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson

 

Other inspirational respect quotes and sayings

 

41.) “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

 

42.) “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

 

43.) “Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.” – Benjamin E. Mays

 

44.) “If we are not free, no one will respect us.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 

45.) “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” – Kiana Tom

 

46.) “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there.” – Pink

 

47.) “I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.” – Taylor Swift

 

48.) “I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.” – Malcolm X

 

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

 

50.) “Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.” – Cary Grant

 

Which respect quotes and sayings were your favorites?

 

Although respect seems to be rapidly declining nowadays, we must remember to always act with politeness, thoughtfulness and civility towards others.

Hopefully, these respect quotes have reminded you of the importance to treat others with kindness and respect.

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