135 Cool Respect Quotes To Earn And Show Respect At All Times

Respect

With self-empowerment creating a buzz, many people have gotten in over their heads and grown egos bigger than themselves. The term ‘respect' has gone out the window, and people have no regard for the feelings of others nowadays.

People are more self-centered, and everything is all about 'me.' How do I get this? Who will assist me in moving forward? Where do I go for my next vacation because I deserve it?

It's not wrong to take care of the self, but it's also not okay to worry only about yourself while disregarding other people's feelings. Avoid stepping on other people's toes and using others to move ahead.

The next person has feelings and ambitions, too, and you need to consider that. Respect does not call for much. There's really no need to bow or curtsey to every person.

Respect is all about treating others how you'd like to be treated. If something would hurt your feelings, don't do it to someone else. Live life courteously, saying words like 'thank you,' 'please', and 'I'm proud of you' when necessary.

However, do not respect others so much that you lose respect for yourself. You show others how to treat you, and if you don't treat yourself well, people will take the cue and treat you the same way.

Self-respect is a sign of self-love. When you respect yourself, others will respect you too. Demanding respect is not ego. Also, remember that you cannot force someone to respect you, but you can choose not to be disrespected.

Walk away if a situation turns disrespectful. That's how you avoid being entangled in a web of toxic relationships, unhealthy friendships, and hurtful confrontations.

Our handpicked collection of respect quotes will inspire you to be more respectful while getting the respect you deserve!

Respect Quotes

Life is precious. Life is beautiful. Life should be treated with the respect it deserves because life tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Life is precious. Life is beautiful. Life should be treated with the respect it deserves because life tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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Keeping your head up is very often a matter of honor and pride. If you know who you are, you will defend yourself and walk your own path, no matter which routes others might force on you. The world has respect for confident people.

Keeping your head up is very often a matter of honor and pride. If you know who you are, you will defend yourself and walk your own path, no matter which routes others might force on you. The world has respect for confident people.

I still don’t know very much about their situations or family affairs… However, I’ll find out more about them in time. And I wanna be the person to accept them for whoever they are deep inside without question.

I still don’t know very much about their situations or family affairs… However, I’ll find out more about them in time. And I wanna be

Train your mind to see in all people, what they do not see in themselves. Begin to treat every person you come in contact with as the most important person in the world. Look at them with new awareness.

Train your mind to see in all people, what they do not see in themselves. Begin to treat every person you come in contact with

The Law Polarity decrease that everything has an opposite it's the flip side of the coin, you're right my left, the front the back, consider this next time you disagree with someone because their right from their point of view.

The Law Polarity decrease that everything has an opposite it’s the flip side of the coin, you’re right my left, the front the back, consider

I promise to be on your team. I promise to be faithful. I promise to be quick to forgive. I promise to always surprise you. I promise to stand by you. I promise to trust you, respect you, follow you, honor you and support you. I promise to love you, always.

I promise to be on your team. I promise to be faithful. I promise to be quick to forgive. I promise to always surprise you.

Speak not harshly to anyone, for those thus spoken to might retort. Indeed, angry speech hurts, and retaliation may overtake you.

Speak not harshly to anyone, for those thus spoken to might retort. Indeed, angry speech hurts, and retaliation may overtake you.

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to

Samantha Hobbs: Dominic Toretto, right? My dad said he kicked your ass once. Hobbs: Young lady, watch your mouth. Dom: Your dad's on heavy pain meds. I can understand if his history is a little hazy.

Samantha Hobbs: Dominic Toretto, right? My dad said he kicked your ass once.
Hobbs: Young lady, watch your mouth.
Dom: Your dad’s on heavy pain meds. I can understand if his history is a little hazy.

The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem, and whose respect we need.

The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem, and whose respect we need.

Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well, I won't do that.

Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well, I won’t do that.

To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to care for the earth, raise them to be kind, compassionate and honest. If you do these things you are raising a leader - someone that will affect the lives of countless people with their morality. Their future wife and children will thank you, but most of all Heavenly Father... for anyone can raise a son, but only a faithful Daughter of God can raise a warrior.

To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to care for the earth, raise them to be kind, compassionate and honest. If you do these things you are raising a leader – someone that will affect the lives of countless people with their morality. Their future wife and children will thank you, but most of all Heavenly Father… for anyone can raise a son, but only a faithful Daughter of God can raise a warrior.

If you like her that’s your business. And if she likes you back, that’s her business. But I don’t have any right to interfere. But, if you get close to her as some kind of joke or chase after her simply out of idle curiosity, then you’ll be making it my business. If you hurt her, I won’t forgive you. Ever. Do you understand? That’s something I could never forgive.

If you like her that’s your business. And if she likes you back, that’s her business. But I don’t have any right to interfere. But,

Tohru Honda: Yes, were you going to say something? Ritsu Sohma: No, no, Tohru, you were going to say something first. Tohru Honda: No, really, I don't mind. Please, go right ahead. Ritsu Sohma: No, really, that's all right. After you, please. Tohru Honda: Oh, no, I just couldn't. Ritsu Sohma: Me neither. Tohru Honda: Um, you know, for some reason I don't think this is really getting us anywhere.

Tohru Honda: Yes, were you going to say something?
Ritsu Sohma: No, no, Tohru, you were going to say something first.
Tohru Honda: No, really, I don’t

Ayame Sohma: By the way, Yuki, I was talking to Hari and he gave me some wonderful advice and now I will impress you with my steadfast determination. Kyo Sohma: What determination? Ayame Sohma: Simple; my determination to forge a bond with my younger brother. Yuki, as your older brother, I order you to respect me!

Ayame Sohma: By the way, Yuki, I was talking to Hari and he gave me some wonderful advice and now I will impress you with

Your mother and our parents have nothing to do with each other. You worrying about that stuff makes me more pissed off.

Your mother and our parents have nothing to do with each other. You worrying about that stuff makes me more pissed off.

Brian: You asked me why I let Dom go. I did it, because at that moment, I respected him more than I did myself. One thing I've learned from Dom is that nothing really matters unless you have a code. Mia: And what's your code, Brian? Brian: I'm working on it.

Brian: You asked me why I let Dom go. I did it, because at that moment, I respected him more than I did myself. One thing I’ve learned from Dom is that nothing really matters unless you have a code.
Mia: And what’s your code, Brian?
Brian: I’m working on it.

My melanin is powerful. It threatens the ignorant, challenges the misinformed. My articulation intimidates. It demands respect the moment I speak. You understand me clearly and with all that all I’ve ever had to be, was black…

My melanin is powerful. It threatens the ignorant, challenges the misinformed. My articulation intimidates. It demands respect the moment I speak. You understand me clearly and with all that all I’ve ever had to be, was black…

Roman Pearce: I thought that was our last job, Brian. So now we work for the Hulk? That's what we're doing? Why do I smell baby oil? Hobbs: If you keep running your piehole, you're gonna smell an ass-kicking.

Roman Pearce: I thought that was our last job, Brian. So now we work for the Hulk? That’s what we’re doing? Why do I smell baby oil?
Hobbs: If you keep running your piehole, you’re gonna smell an ass-kicking.

Roman Pearce: I don't know, man. That was disrespectful. And I don't like the way she said it, like, 'He's a man.' "He's a man"? So, what are we? Han: Come on, she's just doing her job. Roman Pearce: 'Doing her job.' I see what's going on. Han: See what? Roman Pearce: You got the little stardust in your eyes, eh? Little birds floating around a little bit. Uh, you don't want to lease this model. You want to buy. Han: Can you please stop talking? Roman Pearce: No, no, you're in love! Look at you! Han: Just stop. Roman Pearce: You got special plans? Big day? You're going to invite us all out? Better make sure you get her a big rock, man, 'cause she doesn't look like she'll be that easily impressed. And if it's not a big rock, you better be big somewhere else. You know what I'm talking about. Han: That's why all your girlfriends wear so much bling, huh?

Roman Pearce: I don’t know, man. That was disrespectful. And I don’t like the way she said it, like, ‘He’s a man.’ “He’s a man”? So, what are we?
Han: Come on, she’s just doing her job.
Roman Pearce: ‘Doing her job.’ I see what’s going on.
Han: See what?
Roman Pearce: You got the little stardust in your eyes, eh? Little birds floating around a little bit. Uh, you don’t want to lease this model. You want to buy.
Han: Can you please stop talking?
Roman Pearce: No, no, you’re in love! Look at you!
Han: Just stop.
Roman Pearce: You got special plans? Big day? You’re going to invite us all out? Better make sure you get her a big rock, man, ’cause she doesn’t look like she’ll be that easily impressed. And if it’s not a big rock, you better be big somewhere else. You know what I’m talking about.
Han: That’s why all your girlfriends wear so much bling, huh?

It’s like a code, you know, a code of courtesy…because if the poor aren’t decent to one another nobody else is going to be.

It’s like a code, you know, a code of courtesy…because if the poor aren’t decent to one another nobody else is going to be.

I love that we can be silly together. I love it that you treat me so well. I love spending time with you. I love you babe!

I love that we can be silly together. I love it that you treat me so well. I love spending time with you. I love you babe!

God has blessed me with honor, respect and glory, but my biggest happiness begins with you, my beloved! Have a wonderful day ahead!

God has blessed me with honor, respect and glory, but my biggest happiness begins with you, my beloved! Have a wonderful day ahead!

Keeping your head up and your standards high is a sign of confidence, which shows that you know who you are and will not let others tell you otherwise. People who have values and hold on to them are worthy of respect and consideration.

Keeping your head up and your standards high is a sign of confidence, which shows that you know who you are and will not let others tell you otherwise. People who have values and hold on to them are worthy of respect and consideration.

People respect others only if they see that they respect themselves. Nobody trusts or respects those who bow their heads, showing they have no character or values. Keeping your head held high is vital for living an honorable life.

People respect others only if they see that they respect themselves. Nobody trusts or respects those who bow their heads, showing they have no character or values. Keeping your head held high is vital for living an honorable life.

I did take the blows of life, but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity.

I did take the blows of life, but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity.

No woman should ever lie about another woman. You've violated the sacred covenant between women! How will stabbing one another in the back help women to rise above patriarchal oppression?

No woman should ever lie about another woman. You’ve violated the sacred covenant between women! How will stabbing one another in the back help women to rise above patriarchal oppression?

Hatori-san, you will please refrain from going out so often. Something might happen. If you cared anything for the feelings of Akito-san, who trusts you above anyone...You would always be by his side.

Hatori-san, you will please refrain from going out so often. Something might happen. If you cared anything for the feelings of Akito-san, who trusts you above anyone…You would always be by his side.

Brian: Hey, wait, hold up! I don't have any cash, but I do have the pink slip to my car. Jesse: Wait, you just can't climb in the ring with Ali 'cause you think you box! Brian: He knows I can box! So check it out, it's like this: If I lose, winner takes my car clean and clear. But if I win, I take the cash, and I take the respect! Dom: Respect? Brian: To some people, that's more important. Dom: ...That your car?

Brian: Hey, wait, hold up! I don’t have any cash, but I do have the pink slip to my car.
Jesse: Wait, you just can’t climb in the ring with Ali ’cause you think you box!
Brian: He knows I can box! So check it out, it’s like this: If I lose, winner takes my car clean and clear. But if I win, I take the cash, and I take the respect!
Dom: Respect?
Brian: To some people, that’s more important.
Dom: …That your car?

A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength.

A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength.

Each truck driver does his, or her, part in keeping food on our tables and shoes on our feet. They get very little respect from most people and have to deal with a countless numbers of obstacles along the way.

Each truck driver does his, or her, part in keeping food on our tables and shoes on our feet. They get very little respect from most people and have to deal with a countless numbers of obstacles along the way.

I treat people the way I would like other people to treat me and that’s my definition of respect in its entirety. Treating people the way you want to be treated. You know, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself. (…) I’m going to look at it from their shoes. I may not feel like smiling but I’m going to smile because I know me saying hello or just being courteous can change somebody’s whole day. So that’s my definition of respect.

I treat people the way I would like other people to treat me and that’s my definition of respect in its entirety. Treating people the way you want to be treated. You know, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself. (…) I’m going to look at it from their shoes. I may not feel like smiling but I’m going to smile because I know me saying hello or just being courteous can change somebody’s whole day. So that’s my definition of respect.

Whatever I have a natural love for or respect or admiration for, I tattoo it on my body. My next tattoo is probably going to be Muhammad Ali. I’ve got Bob Marley, I’ve got Elvis, I’ve got Malcolm X. I’ve got so many tattoos. It’s crazy. I’m really running out of space. But when I go get tattoos, it’s therapeutic for me also.

Whatever I have a natural love for or respect or admiration for, I tattoo it on my body. My next tattoo is probably going to be Muhammad Ali. I’ve got Bob Marley, I’ve got Elvis, I’ve got Malcolm X. I’ve got so many tattoos. It’s crazy. I’m really running out of space. But when I go get tattoos, it’s therapeutic for me also.

Let me tell you something about Tunechi - about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn't have a dollar in his pocket.

Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grind as if he doesn’t have a dollar in his pocket.

Any artist that's as serious about making music as I am, I'm cool with that. But if you tellin' me, "Man, send me a verse and I'ma send you a verse." No. That's not collaborating. We don't know each other and I'm serous about this music.

Any artist that’s as serious about making music as I am, I’m cool with that. But if you tellin’ me, “Man, send me a verse and I’ma send you a verse.” No. That’s not collaborating. We don’t know each other and I’m serous about this music.

Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?

Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?

Let me remind you that this is God's universe, and He is doing things His way. You may think you have a better way, but you don't have a universe to rule.

Let me remind you that this is God’s universe, and He is doing things His way. You may think you have a better way, but you don’t have a universe to rule.

So, you think that I just drive a truck? 13 gears 18 wheels 40 tons 65 feet long 500 horsepower 1800 LBS of torque DO THE MATH!

So, you think that I just drive a truck?
13 gears
18 wheels
40 tons
65 feet long
500 horsepower
1800 LBS of torque
DO THE MATH!

Car Rental Agent: Welcome to Marathon, may I help you? Neal: Yes. Car Rental Agent: How may I help you? Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosy fucking cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile! A fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat! Car Rental Agent: I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me. Neal: And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car... right... fucking... now. Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement? Neal: I threw it away. Car Rental Agent: Oh, boy. Neal: Oh, boy, what? Car Rental Agent: You're fucked.

Car Rental Agent: Welcome to Marathon, may I help you?
Neal: Yes.
Car Rental Agent: How may I help you?
Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosy fucking cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile! A fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat!
Car Rental Agent: I really don’t care for the way you’re speaking to me.
Neal: And I really don’t care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn’t fucking there. And I really didn’t care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car… right… fucking… now.
Car Rental Agent: May I see your rental agreement?
Neal: I threw it away.
Car Rental Agent: Oh, boy.
Neal: Oh, boy, what?
Car Rental Agent: You’re fucked.

In my day, a barber was more than just somebody who sit around in a FUBU shirt with his drawers hanging all out. In my day, a barber was a counselor. He was a fashion expert. A style coach.

In my day, a barber was more than just somebody who sit around in a FUBU shirt with his drawers hanging all out. In my day, a barber was a counselor. He was a fashion expert. A style coach.

There is no country in which so absolute a homage is paid to wealth. In America there is a touch of shame when a man exhibits the evidences of large property, as if after all it needed apology. But the Englishman has pure pride in his wealth, and esteems it a final certificate. A coarse logic rules throughout all English souls: if you have merit, can you not show it by your good clothes and coach and horses?

There is no country in which so absolute a homage is paid to wealth. In America there is a touch of shame when a man exhibits the evidences of large property, as if after all it needed apology. But the Englishman has pure pride in his wealth, and esteems it a final certificate. A coarse logic rules throughout all English souls: if you have merit, can you not show it by your good clothes and coach and horses?

No, I’m NOT Team Light Skin. No, I’m NOT Team Dark Skin. No, I’m NOT Team Brown Skin. I’m Team Melanin because we are one! I’m a Black Queen that celebrates ALL shades of Black beauty. Black women and Black girls are equally beautiful in EVERY shade. Our skin tones are Exquisite Beauty. Respect the complexion!

No, I’m NOT Team Light Skin. No, I’m NOT Team Dark Skin. No, I’m NOT Team Brown Skin. I’m Team Melanin because we are one! I’m a Black Queen that celebrates ALL shades of Black beauty. Black women and Black girls are equally beautiful in EVERY shade. Our skin tones are Exquisite Beauty. Respect the complexion!

I’m an Exquisite Black Queen! I like, love, and celebrate myself. I don’t fit society’s beauty standards, but I’m beautiful to me. I know my worth and I respect who I am as a woman. I’ve got beauty on the inside and that makes me empowered and powerful. I’m fearless and comfortable in my own skin. I’ve got flaws, but I’m still confident! This Queen right here is flawed yet phenomenal, valuable and unique!

I’m an Exquisite Black Queen! I like, love, and celebrate myself. I don’t fit society’s beauty standards, but I’m beautiful to me. I know my worth and I respect who I am as a woman. I’ve got beauty on the inside and that makes me empowered and powerful. I’m fearless and comfortable in my own skin. I’ve got flaws, but I’m still confident! This Queen right here is flawed yet phenomenal, valuable and unique!

Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

I, as school kid, was a member of the Civil Guard, something like today's NCC. We had to salute our officers who went round in Jeeps. So I thought one day I will also ride in a Jeep and somebody else will salute me...

I, as school kid, was a member of the Civil Guard, something like today’s NCC. We had to salute our officers who went round in Jeeps. So I thought one day I will also ride in a Jeep and somebody else will salute me…

The reasons are likely rooted in religion. Playing around with God's creation is simply not allowed. Incidentally, in the past it was precisely the deeply religious people who said: Of course we're playing with God's creation, in fact we're perfecting it. This sort of thinking is frowned upon today.

The reasons are likely rooted in religion. Playing around with God’s creation is simply not allowed. Incidentally, in the past it was precisely the deeply religious people who said: Of course we’re playing with God’s creation, in fact we’re perfecting it. This sort of thinking is frowned upon today.

Christian theology provides some of the best arguments for respecting animal life and for taking seriously animals as partners with us within God's creation. It may be ironical that this tradition, once thought of as the bastion of human moral exclusivity, should now be seen as the seed-bed for a creative understanding of animal liberation.

Christian theology provides some of the best arguments for respecting animal life and for taking seriously animals as partners with us within God’s creation. It may be ironical that this tradition, once thought of as the bastion of human moral exclusivity, should now be seen as the seed-bed for a creative understanding of animal liberation.

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like. It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like. It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.

He is Running and Shouting and teasing around, people know that he is just a vamp on the ground. People no more fear him. But the one sitting silent with no sigh of talky move, people simply fear him because no one knows what destruction he can bring to one in the this bushy grass of violence.

He is Running and Shouting and teasing around, people know that he is just a vamp on the ground. People no more fear him. But the one sitting silent with no sigh of talky move, people simply fear him because no one knows what destruction he can bring to one in the this bushy grass of violence.

No offense, but you got a shitty job, you’re not quite as tall as me, nobody really respects you. Now, me, on the other hand, I got the glory. I get the fame, the money, the jewels, the cash, the Denali. Getting drunk on the reg, f**king good times on the reg, yachts on the reg, sex on the reg. Basically, all the shit that most men fantasize about. But, you get April.

No offense, but you got a shitty job, you’re not quite as tall as me, nobody really respects you. Now, me, on the other hand, I got the glory. I get the fame, the money, the jewels, the cash, the Denali. Getting drunk on the reg, f**king good times on the reg, yachts on the reg, sex on the reg. Basically, all the shit that most men fantasize about. But, you get April.

Many moons ago the white man stole their land, so they’re instantly gonna have a hatred for you. I want you to keep Dakota by your side, and never show ’em an ounce of fear—one day, you can gain their respect.

Many moons ago the white man stole their land, so they’re instantly gonna have a hatred for you. I want you to keep Dakota by your side, and never show ’em an ounce of fear—one day, you can gain their respect.

I guess the men who are meant to be a part of my life won't be intimidated by me and will be stronger. There's a specific breed that won't be afraid.

I guess the men who are meant to be a part of my life won’t be intimidated by me and will be stronger. There’s a specific breed that won’t be afraid.

French men can be very tough too, you know… Real bad boys move in silence, as we know, so you don’t have to be loud and muscular to be scary, actually.

French men can be very tough too, you know… Real bad boys move in silence, as we know, so you don’t have to be loud and muscular to be scary, actually.

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