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24 Motivational Quotes on Respect

Do you respect others? Do you feel respected by others? Do you have respect for yourself?

How do you feel about the idea of respect? What does the word respect mean to you?

Think about these things as you explore the twenty-four quotes below, all on the topic of respect.


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
– Bruce Lee

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
– Jackie Robinson

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 is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
– Henri Frederic Amiel

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain.
– Brandon Cox

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

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

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
– Laurence Sterne

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.
– Roy T. Bennett

I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.
– Mahatma Gandhi

We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
– Taylor Swift

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.
– Don Miguel Ruiz

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 Dostoevsky

By showing your children that you acknowledge their ideas, views, and decisions, you are being a good example of respect.
– Bethany Bridges

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

Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.
– Robin S. Sharma

When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others.
– Jason Scotts

Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place.
– Jasmine Guinness

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
– Joan Didion

You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.
– Mandy Hale

You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.
– Lawrence Goldstone

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
– Dalai Lama

Different people have different opinions, and it’s okay to respect all of them.
– Juan Pablo Galavis

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.
– Orhan Pamuk

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