Respect quotes page 2
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is
Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so
you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced
experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That
is how rich I want to be.
Respect begins with this attitude: "I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.
God has endowed you with certain abilities and emotions. Therefore I respect you as a
person. I will not desecrate your worth by making critical remarks about your intellect, your
judgment or your logic. I will seek to understand you and grant you the freedom to think
differently from the way I think and to experience emotions that I may not experience."
Respect means that you give the other person the freedom to be an individual.
Respect the gods, without relying on their help.
With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, "How can I get my kite in the air?" He told me
to run off a cliff.
I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The
others can do whatever the hell they please.
Don't have greater respect for money than for man.
The true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of
consciousness. It is here in the present. It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life
presents to us with a wise, respectful, and kindly heart.
The less respect an older person deserves the more certain he is to demand it from anyone
Robert A. Heinlein
I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have
anybody to respect.
Never speak disrespectfully of society. Only people who can't get into it do that.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with
the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Those who cherish their freedom and recognize and respect the equal right of their neighbors
to be free and live in peace must work together for the triumph of law and moral principles in
order that peace, justice, and confidence may prevail in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
We must respect ourselves. Practice talking to yourself the way you would talk to a best
friend, a mentor, or someone you really look up to. Trust me, life will place plenty of
obstacles in your path. You can't afford to be one of them yourself.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose
Live your life in every way to earn and keep the respect of the people you respect.
The superior man will not manifest either narrow-mindedness or the want of self-respect.
The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise
to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people
can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can
respect the rights of others.
Gerald R. Ford
My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man
I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect
for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.
Outwardly, you must seem to respect the niceties, but inwardly, unless you are a fool, you
learn quickly to be prudent, and to do as Napoleon advised: Place your hand inside a velvet
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's
Respect for one's superiors. kindness for one's inferiors.
Respect for a stupid person is stupidity.
African proverb, Swahili
People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and
although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.
Respect your boss, even when you think he's an idiot. Because he's still your boss and
deserves your respect.
What the Beatles did was something incredible, it was more than what a band could do. We
have to give them respect.