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Respect Quotes

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. Persian 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 little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch of a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners. Lawrence Sterne
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X
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
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. Mark Twain
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
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. Lawrence Sterne
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education. Wilson Mizner
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 9
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism. Richard T. Ely
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none. Giuseppe Mazzini
In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his 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 law. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
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
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
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
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
I respect everyone. I even respect journalists. Alexander Popov
( quotes are updated each month )