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  One who cannot respect himself cannot respect another.  
 -  American proverb
  

  God loves him who cares for the poor more than him who respects the wealthy.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  Don't have greater respect for money than for man.  
 -  Vietnamese proverb
  

  He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Respect for one's superiors. kindness for one's inferiors.  
 -  Vietnamese proverb
  

  Respect for a stupid person is stupidity.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  Respect your teachers more than your parents.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Respect is the younger brother to love.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Respect others if you want to be respected.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  Respect for the rights of others is peace.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

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

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

  My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  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 others, charity.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.  
 -  Billy Graham
  

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

  Live your life in every way to earn and keep the respect of the people you respect.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

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

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

  Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline, when you have both firmly under your belt that's real power.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Women want to be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. Men just want tickets for the cup final.  
 -  Dave Berry
  

  Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.  
 -  David Gemmell
  

  If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

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

  Some people have no respect for age unless it's bottled.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  Respect - the highest form of love.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  Those who cherish their freedom and recognize and respect the equal right of their neighbors to be free and live in peace must work together for the triumph of law and moral principles in order that peace, justice, and confidence may prevail in the world.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  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. And having no respect he ceases to love.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  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 Dostoyevsky
  

  I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  I have nothing but respect for you - and not much of that.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  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
  

  Self-respect: The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.  
 -  Hermann Hesse
  

  We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.  
 -  George Burns
  

  Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  I have nothing but respect for you - and not much of that.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  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
  

  Self-respect: The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.  
 -  Hermann Hesse
  

  We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  To do business with a clear conscience is an attitude that pays. We have to find more time for ourselves and to regain respect for the environment in which we live.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  The true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness. It is here in the present. It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life presents to us with a wise, respectful, and kindly heart.  
 -  Jack Canfield
  

  Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.  
 -  Jesse Jackson
  

  The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.  
 -  Joan Didion
  

  Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.'  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  He that will have his son have a respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.  
 -  John Locke
  

  I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.  
 -  John Wayne
  

  It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  Love is the answer to getting along with others. Love is understanding, goodwill, and respecting the divinity of the other.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.  
 -  Karl Lagerfeld
  

  I have learnt not to make plans in life, because a lot of time you make a plan that is not going to work for you. Right now I am working on my career and trying to be genuine to my work. If you respect what you have got, God will give you what you need.  
 -  Katrina Kaif
  

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

  Don't worry too much about people liking you. It's better if they respect you.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Respect your boss, even when you think he's an idiot. Because he's still your boss and deserves your respect.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.  
 -  Laurence Sterne
  

  Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

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

  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 of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  In his private heart no man much respects himself.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The superior man will not manifest either narrow-mindedness or the want of self-respect.  
 -  Mencius
  

  Respect the gods, without relying on their help.  
 -  Miyamoto Musashi
  

  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
  

  I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  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
  

  To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Never speak disrespectfully of society. Only people who can't get into it do that.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That is how rich I want to be.  
 -  Rita Rudner
  

  The less respect an older person deserves the more certain he is to demand it from anyone younger.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Do not confuse 'duty' with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

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

  Outwardly, you must seem to respect the niceties, but inwardly, unless you are a fool, you learn quickly to be prudent, and to do as Napoleon advised: Place your hand inside a velvet golf.  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, 'How can I get my kite in the air?' He told me to run off a cliff.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Writers are greatly respected. The intelligent public is wonderfully patient with them, continues to read them, and endures disappointment after disappointment, waiting to hear from art what it does not hear from theology, philosophy, social theory, and what it cannot hear from pure science.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  We must respect ourselves. Practice talking to yourself the way you would talk to a best friend, a mentor, or someone you really look up to. Trust me, life will place plenty of obstacles in your path. You can't afford to be one of them yourself.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

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

  Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.  
 -  Socrates
  

  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
  

  I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  It is both dangerous and easy to hate man as he is because he is not what he ought to be. If we do not first respect what he is we will never suffer him to become what he ought to be: In our impatience we do away with him altogether.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.  
 -  Thomas S. Monson
  

  Many people say things to themselves that they would never, ever say to a respected friend. Be a respected friend to yourself. Be a nourishing friend to yourself.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

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

  Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in time of war.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  I can remember when a man could be considered respectable without belonging to a golf club.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  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
  

  I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

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

  Always be aware that every moment you are spending money, you are not exchanging commodities but you are spending the time, the energy, and respect that your parents earned by working hard.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Respect old people: they graduated highschool without Google or Wikipedia!  
 -  Unknown
  

  Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Love is gained and Loyalty is returned.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Show respect to people who don't even deserve it. Not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.  
 -  Unknown
  

  That upsetting moment when you lost respect for someone you really cared about.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If someone doesn't respect, appreciate, and value you, then they don't deserve you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You never have to chase people down and beg for their loyalty and respect. It's either they're with you or they're not.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's a man's job to respect women, but its a woman's Job to give him something to respect.  
 -  Unknown
  

  All girls wants is to feel beautiful, be loved, and to be treated with respect.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A love like ours isn't common, we treat each other with respect and we remain loyal because we only want to be with each other.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Respect your haters. They are the ones who think you are better than them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Without respect, love is lost. Without caring, love is boring. Without honesty, love is unhappy. Without trust, love is unstable.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't have a good relationship with someone if you can't be friends too. And you should always treat friends with respect and loyalty.  
 -  Unknown