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Respect Quotes Which Will Inspire You

A man’s respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.

Adam Clayton Jr. Powell

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Albert Camus

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 everyone. I even respect journalists.

Alexander Popov

When I approach a child He inspires in me two sentiments: Tenderness for what he is, And respect for what he may become.

Benjamin Spock

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

Charles De Gaulle

I could never love where I could not respect.

Charlotte Elizabeth Aiss

I deserve respect for the things I did not do.

Dan Quayle

A friend drops their plans when you’re in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you’re in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice–but when you don’t follow it, they still respect and love you.

Doris Wild Helmering

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon

Ferris Cameron has never been in love — at least, nobody’s ever been in love with him. If things don’t change for him, he’s gonna marry the first girl he lays, and she’s gonna treat him like shit, because she will have given him what he has built up in his mind as the end-all, be-all of human existence. She won’t respect him, ’cause you can’t respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn’t work.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Respect is love in plain clothes.

Frankie Byrne

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.

Gene Fowler

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

We must respect the other fellow’s religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H.L. Mencken

On love I have no respect for anyone who says they’ve given up, or that they’re not looking or that they’re tired. That is to abrogate one’s responsibility as a human being.

Harlan Ellison

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.

Herbert Clark Hoover

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.

Ira Gershwin

In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.

Jane Haddam

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

Jeseph Joubert

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

Jodie Foster

I have been both rich and poor–while I have respect for both, I am unimpressed and unawed by both as well.

John A. Field

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.

John Lennon

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Louis D. Brandeis

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

Malcolm X

Never esteem anything as an advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.

Norman Cousins

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

Persian Proverb

Respect yourself most of all.


Respect for sovereignty, for privacy, for total independence. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love.

Richard David Bach

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

Robert Byrne

No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not get respect, except from those who find it politically useful, and that is less respect than disguised contempt.

Robert H Bork

Your body is your vehicle for life. As long as you are here, live in it. Love, honor, respect and cherish it, treat it well and it will serve you in kind.

Suzy Prudden

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

Theodore Parker

The way to procure insults is to submit to them a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.

William Hazlitt

This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

William Lyon Phelps

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Winston Churchill

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