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50 respect quotes and sayings about life, love and relationships

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 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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