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Respect Quotes

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty... Senator William Grayson
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. Jane Addams, Speech, Honolulu (1933)
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. Georges Duhamel
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
Not until we dare to regard ourselves as a nation, not until we respect ourselves, can we gain the esteem of others, or rather only then will it come of its own accord. Albert Einstein
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. Wilson Mizner
But respect yourself most of all. Golden verses of the Pythagoreans
Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. Kaleel Jamison
Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human. John Cogley Commonweal
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart. Sir Walter Scott
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. Pope Pius XI
And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. Seneca
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it. Thomas Jefferson
( quotes are updated each month )