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Positive Quotes about Respect

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
- Winston Churchill

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

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

We've got to work to save our children and do it with
full respect for the fact that if we do not,
no one else is going to do it.
- Dorothy Height

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly.
There is no pleasing some people.
- Will Cuppy

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors...
and that is their competitive sense.
- Elia Kazan

I met Jesse Owens once.
He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous
respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.
- Lee Trevino

If you don't know how to hold a board,
you're going to look phony.
That's was the biggest pressure for me was to have
that respect and to look up to that.
- John Robinson

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
- Baltasar Gracian

I like some shooters, and I respect games like Doom,
but I don't think it's right for me.
- Sid Meier

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

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

I just feel like if I do good work, then people should
respect me for the work I do.
- Scott Caan

I would consider him definitely one of my very best
friends and I know he feels the same about me.
We have a lot of love and respect.
- Anthony Kiedis

Never dress down for the poor.
They won't respect you for it.
They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
- Imelda Marcos

Science without respect for human life is degrading
to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy,
a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.
- Nathan Deal

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

Sometimes you have to take a break from being a crazy kid.
You can't be doing that all the time.
Sometimes you just have to pay respect to your own simple-ness.
- Sean Paul

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave
country music any respect.
We lived in old cars and dirty hotels,
and we ate when we could.
- Loretta Lynn


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