“Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”– R.G. Risch. Here are 50 Motivational Respect Quotes.

Respect Quotes

1. “Respect for the rights of others means peace.”– Benito Juarez

2. “Respect is how to treat everyone.”– Richard Branson

3. “The need of the moment is not one religion, but mutual respect and tolerance of the devotees of the different religions.”– Mahatma Gandhi

4. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.”– Miguel Angel Ruiz

5. “Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine harmony.”– Dalai Lama

6. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”– Laurence Sterne

7. “It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting.”– John Henry Newman

8. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.”– Maxime Lagacé  wisdomquotes.com

9. “Freedom goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect.”– Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

10. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”– Confucius

11. “Warriors respect each other. They give dignity to each other either in a win or in a defeat.”– Avijeet Das

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

13. “I respect those that tell the truth, no matter how hard it is.”– Unknown

Respect Quotes

14. “They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.”– Mahatma Gandhi

15. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.”– Ayad Akhtar

16. “Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.”– Frank Herbert

17. “Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.”– Norman Cousins

18. “Mutual respect! That’s what it takes to be friends.”– Hugo Chavez

19. “Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.”– Tecumseh

20. “He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21. “A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.”– African proverb

22. “Respect a man; he will do the more.”– James Howell

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. “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

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

26. “Respect has nothing to do with who is right and who is wrong. It has to do with allowing space for someone else’s opinion.”– Jackie Viramontez

Respect Quotes

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

28. “Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.”– Paulo Coelho

29. “Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.”– Annie Gottlieb

30. “This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.”– William Lyon Phelps

31. “Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.”– (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

33. “What women want is what men want. They want respect.”– Marilyn vos Savant

34. “Respecting someone indicates the quality of your personality.”– Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

35. “Where there’s no mutual respect, there’s trouble.”– Dizzy Gillespie

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

37. “In true friendship, there’s bonding because of similarities and respect because of differences.”– Maxime Lagacé

38. “Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.”– Gary Chapman

Respect Quotes

39. “We don’t have to like each other. We just need to respect each other.”– Izey Victoria Odiase

40. “If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

42. “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

43. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”– D.B. Harrop

44. “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

45. “At first, they’ll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding, the more they’ll dislike you.”– Criss Jami

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

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

48. “Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.”– George Bernard Shaw

49. “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead, we owe only the truth.”– Voltaire

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

Best Respect Quotes


“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.” Anonymous


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


“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

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