- All respect comes from persisting to completion.--Melissa Lima
- Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance.--Eva Peron
- As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.--Robert H. Schuller
- At the end of the day, you want to respect what you do. In a certain sense, our work is us. We get into it, and it gets into us.--John W. Rowe (in What is a Calling? by Novak)
- A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises them.--James Baldwin (from The Quotable Teacher, comp. by Howe)
- Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.--Dick Gregory (Dick Gregory's Political Primer)
- Civilization ceases when we no longer respect and no longer put into their correct places the fundamental values, such as work, family, and country; such as the individual, honor, and religion.--R. P. Lebret
- Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.--Buddha
- Don't listen to those who say, "It's not done that way." Maybe it's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say, "You're taking too big a chance." Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most importantly, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside of you rears its ugly head and says, "They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connectionsÖ" I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect.--Neil Simon
- Engage respectfully, think critically, and act compassionately.--Michael LeRoy
- Every man is to be respected as an absolute end in himself; and it is a crime against the dignity that belongs to him to use him as mere meaning to some external purpose.--Immanuel Kant (in "Ecce Gubernator" by Connolly The Unquiet Grave)
- Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.--Albert Einstein ("My Credo" Wisdom)
- Go beyond yourself and reach out to other people with a sincere love, respect, caring, and understanding of their needs.--Susan Polis Schutz
- A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.--Buddha
- He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.--Charles de Gaulle (New York Times Magazine 5/12/68)
- I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- If a person loves you but doesn't respect you then it can not be a real love. It is not possible to love them without respecting them.--Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)
- It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.--Dale Turner
- It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.--Harvey Milk
- Man is still a savage to the extent that he has little respect for anything that cannot hurt him.--Edgar Watson Howe (Ventures in Common Sense)
- Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.--Thucydides (The Peloponnesian War)
- Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.--Marcus Aurelius
- Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way itís covered; for inside those tattered pages, thereís a lot to be discovered.--Stephen Cosgrove
- Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.--Pearl S. Buck (My Several Worlds)
- Respect comes from understanding each otherís stories. But we shout over each other and forget to listen. If we listened, we would find that what the other person was saying is an echo of what we are saying ourselves.--óMuhtar Bakare
- Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.--Annie Gottlieb
- Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.--Brian Tracey (The Treasury of Quotes)
- Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.--Bill Bradley (Parade Magazine 10/18/98)
- The secret of education is respecting the pupil.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Self-respect is to the soul as oxygen is to the body. Deprive a person of oxygen, and you kill his body; deprive him of self-respect and you kill his spirit.--Thomas S. Szasz ("Social Relations" in The Second Sin)
- Self-respect will keep a man from being abject when he is in the power of enemies, and will enable him to feel that he may be in the right when the world is against him.--Bertrand Russell (Authority and the Individual)
- Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself.--Steve Maraboli (Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)
- That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is most often unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.--Adam Smith (The Theory of Moral Sentiments)
- That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.--William J. H. Boetcker
- There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.--Buck Rodgers
- To have the sense of one's own intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love, andto remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.--Joan Didion
- 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
- True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. Öit makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.--Ralph W. Sockman (Arkansas Methodist)
- True self-respect, being very different from false pride, leads inevitably to respecting others.--Virginia Moore (Virginia is a State of Mind)
- What gives manners their social weight? More than simple etiquette, itís their message: I am treating you with courtesy because I believe you deserve it. Manners talk respect. Itís not a stretch to hear manners as a small piece of kindness.--Ray Guarendi (Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You a Better Parent)
- What women want is what men want. They want respect.--Marilyn vos Savant
- When I approach a child he inspires me in two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.--Louis Pasteur
- When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.--Lao Tzu
- Who am I?
I am a little thing with a big meaning. I help everybody. I unlock doors, open hearts,
dispel prejudice. I create friendship and goodwill. I inspire courtesy and admiration.
Everybody loves me. I bore no one. I violate no law. I cost nothing. Many have praised me.
No one has ever condemned me. I am pleasing to those of high and low degree.
I am useful every moment of the day.
I am Respect!--Unknown
- Would you respect a God you could comprehend? And yet very often thatís what we want - a God who reflects our culture, our biases, our economic, political, and military systems.--Richard Rohr (Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go)
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