I'm not concerned with your liking
or disliking me.  All I ask is that you
respect me as a human being.

Jackie Robinson


What a delight it is to respect people!

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The principal thing children are taught by hearing these lullabies is respect.  They are taught to respect certain things in life and certain people.  By giving respect, they hope to gain self-respect and through self-respect, they gain the respect of others.  Self-respect is one of the qualities my people stress and try to nurture, and one of the controls an Indian has as he or she grows up.  Once you lose your self-respect, you just go down.

Henry Old Coyote

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some people stand and move as if they have no right to the space they occupy.  They wonder why others often fail to treat them with respect--not realizing that they have signaled others that it is not necessary to treat them with respect.

Nathaniel Branden
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The most important phase of living with a person:  the respect for that person as an individual.

Millicent Carey McIntosh

If human civilization is going to invade the waters of the earth,
then let it be first of all to carry a message of respect.

Jacques Cousteau


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Respect commands itself and it can neither
be given nor withheld when it is due.

Eldridge Cleaver

You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should
not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and
water, mingle together.

The Buddha

Only those who respect the personality of others can be
of real use to them.

Albert Schweitzer

I must respect the opinions of others
even if I disagree with them.

Herbert Henry Lehman

As we grow as unique persons we learn
to respect the uniqueness of others.

Robert H. Schuller

Respect is love in plain clothes.

Frankie Byrne

Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect.
We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

U. Thant

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be
more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

John W. Gardner


There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Annie Gottlieb



Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Albert Camus


When I approach a child, he or she inspires in me two sentiments:
tenderness for what the child is, and respect for
what the child may become.

Louis Pasteur


What you need is sustained outrage. . . there's far too much
unthinking respect given to authority.

Molly Ivins



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.

Bill Clinton

Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect
for life is not a true religion or philosophy.

Albert Schweitzer

Respect children because they're human beings and they
deserve respect, and they'll grow up to be better people.

Benjamin Spock


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Be respectful to others as you grow. . . If we lack respect for one group,
then there is a tendency for that attitude to spread.  It becomes
infectious and no one becomes safe from the ravages of prejudice.

Walter Annenberg


People are respectable only as they respect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The person who wants the rose must respect the thorn.

Persian proverb


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