Quotes & Proverbs

A Collection of Quotes and Thoughts on RESPECT

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1- “In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our similarities, but it is our differences we must learn to respect.” – Unknown

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

3- “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

4- “Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you’ll meet today.” – Roger Dawson

5- “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

6- “He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” – Persian Proverb

7- “Friendship – my definition – is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.” ― Stieg Larsson

8- “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius

9- “Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10- “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ― Albert Einstein

11- “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” – Voltaire

12- “In handling men, there are three feelings that a man must not possess – fear, dislike and contempt. If he is afraid of men he cannot handle them. Neither can he influence them in his favor if he dislikes or scorns them. He must neither cringe nor sneer. He must have both self-respect and respect for others.” – Herbert N. Casson

13- “Confrontation should always leave a person’s dignity in tact.” – Dr. A. J. Anglin

14- “If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” – Abraham Lincoln

15- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

16- “The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.’ – Arnold Glasow

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

18- “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” – Aristotle

19- “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein

20- “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” – Benjamin Franklin

21. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln

22- “Men are respectable only as they respect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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