Here we try building up a small collection of quotations related to the subject of respect. We intend a smorgasbord of different areas. Do you know a suitable quotation?: info@respectresearchgroup.org

Sir John Herschel „Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.“

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

John Wooden „Respect a man, and he will do all the more.“

Henri Frederic Amiel „There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.“

Kofi Annan (2003): “We must bring a message of solidarity, of mutual respect and, above all, of hope. Business cannot afford to be seen as the problem.”

Philip James Bailey „Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.“

Frankie Byrne „Respect is love in plain clothes.“

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

Cicero „He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.“

Joe Clark „Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.“

Eldridge Cleaver „Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.“

Mark A. Clement „Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.“

John Cogley Commonweal „Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.“

Charles Darwin „A moral being is one who is capable of comparing his past and future actions or motives, and of approving or disapproving of them.“

Ralph Waldo Emerson „The secret of education is respecting the pupil.“

Ralph Waldo Emerson „Men are respectable only as they respect.“

Mahatma Gandhi „They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.“

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

Charles De Gaulle „I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.“

Baltasar Gracian „Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.“

Gary Grant „Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.“

John Gray „When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.“

William Hazlitt “There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.”

William James „There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self.“

Thomas Jefferson „We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.“

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

Herbert Henry Lehman „I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.“

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

Alfred Nobel „It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.“

Plutarch „Even a nod from a person who is esteemed is of more force than a thousand arguments or studied sentences from others.“

Alexander Popov „I respect everyone. I even respect journalists.“

Ayn Rand „If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.“

Jackie Robinson (US baseball player): „I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.“