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Respect Quotes

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Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

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When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, I Respect And Enforce The Boundaries I Have Set.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

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

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

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

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their
manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
- Javier Bardem

To win respect, the networks seem to feel they have
to keep absurdly overstating their anchors' reporting cred.
- Tina Brown

Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist
should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and
respect widely held beliefs.
- David Low

I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying
to frighten or scare the American people with respect
to the condition of the Social Security system.
- Paul Sarbanes

It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives
under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest.
- Robert Purvis

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives,
but has no respect for himself.
He would make a dupe of himself too,
if he could.
- William Hazlitt

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect;
but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells

I love Age of Empires and I play RTS games all the time,
I respect what they've accomplished.
- Sid Meier

I really have a great deal of humility in that department,
and a great deal of respect for people who spend their
lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
- Ted Allen

And I think that we in America need to understand that
many schools need improvement,
and particularly with respect to how they're serving minority children.
- Margaret Spellings

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

We must never allow September 11th to become a time
for protest and division.
Instead, this day must remain a time for promoting
peace and mutual respect.
- Timothy Dolan

Respect for another man's opinion is worthy.
It is the realization that any opinion is valuable,
for it is the sign of a rational being.
- Sargent Shriver

We will work with industrial or Dept.
Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals
of openness firm we're proud to work with the military,
and they respect that in turn.
- Charles Vest

If you respect the audience enough, they can take onboard many things.
- Nick Park

In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry.
With his very emotive body language at the board he
shows and displays all his emotions.
I don't.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that
this is not an area that I find easy.
I doubt that I would have the patience in front of
a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
- Jenny Agutter

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

Boldness and decision command, often even in evil,
the respect and concurrence of mankind.
- Robert Dale Owen

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything
worth having has a price.
- Joan Didion

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature
as in respect to the nature of all other things,
namely not to follow it but to amend it.
- John Stuart Mill

I respect his talents, even as he does mine.
- Jayne Meadows

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that
people are taught to have too much respect for music
they should be taught to love it instead.
- Igor Stravinsky

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry,
as in fiction.
I just think it's harder to write.
It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray

There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose;
with every respect for clarity of expression,
I don't.
- John M. Ford

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

In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments,
they are like part of God.
- Ravi Shankar

What the Beatles did was something incredible,
it was more than what a band could do.
We have to give them respect.
- Yoko Ono

That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't
a chump that laid on his back and gave up.
- Mike Tyson


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