Quotes about Respect
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Man and Superman" (1903), act I

Respect a man, he will do the more.
James Howell

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), Speech, Honolulu (1933)

Loving yourself means caring enough to make the hard decisions in your life.
Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel (1792 - 1871)

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves.
Peter McArthur

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
Spanish Proverb

The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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
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