153 Best Give and Take Respect Quotes (Relationships)

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Famous Quotes About Giving and Taking Respect

Someone once told me that if you respect a person listen to their opinion. And if you do not respect someone then do not listen to their opinion. Give and Take Respect QuotesPin

Someone once told me that if you respect a person, listen to their opinion. And if you do not respect someone, then do not listen to their opinion. And that works both ways. Maisie Williams
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
By showing your children that you acknowledge their ideas, views, and decisions, you are being a good example of respect. Bethany Bridges
I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect. Mahatma Gandhi
Respect other people regardless of the level they are at… or the level you are at. When you hand out respect, you get it back. Erik Estrada
If we lose our love and self-respect and respect for each other, this is how we will finally die. Maya Angelou
Respect children because they’re human beings and they deserve respect, and they’ll grow up to be better people. Benjamin Spock
When we respect someone, we are acknowledging and appreciating their role in society or in our life. Jennifer Freed Ph. D. Give and Take Respect Quotes
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X
Different people have different opinions, and it’s okay to respect all of them. Juan Pablo Galavis
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne
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
The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them. Steve Hall
Only a true man can earn the love and respect of a strong and independent woman.
If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil. Malcolm X
The only man to me who is not respectable is the man who consumes more than he produces. Elbert Hubbard
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. Abraham Lincoln
Treat people exactly as you would like to be treated by them. Golden Rule
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Mahatma Gandhi
Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies, and competition. John Cena
When respect is shown according to what is proper, one keeps far from shame and disgrace. Confucius
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein
Respect out of fear is no respect M. K. Soni
As you get older, you grow and mature, and that should never stop. As soon as you stop growing, you’re done living. I’ll always be growing, forever learning, forever taking in advice from people I deeply respect. Odell Beckham, Jr.
A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered. Felix Adler
Self-respect the cornerstone of all virtue. Sir John Herschel
I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons. Taylor Swift
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others. Jason Scotts
Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours. Dave Willis
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

Short Give and Take Respect Quotes

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom Give and Take Respect Quotes
Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience. Theodore Roosevelt
Don’t trade respect for attention. Gary Goodridge 
Men are respectable only as they respect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
All must respect those who respect themselves. Disraeli
Always respect another’s opinion and another’s point of view. Sri Sathya Sai Baba
He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. André Gide
I always respect a woman. Enrique Iglesias
Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand. Lakhdar Brahimi
Self-respect knows no considerations. Mahatma Gandhi
Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich. J. H. Oldham
Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. Jacques Maritain
It’s not about winning or losing, but love and respect. Max Lucado
Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect. Mona Sutphen
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. John Herschell
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. Roy T. Bennett
Be a person and respect others as persons.
Respect is how to treat everyone. Richard Branson
A person that does not value your time will not value your advice. Orrin Woodward
A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. Tecumseh
Respect the burden. Napoleon Bonaparte
Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another. Simone Elkeles
Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Orhan Pamuk
Respect yourself above all. Pythagoras
Respect depends on reciprocity. Nyang Proverb

Self Respect Quotes

Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them. Albert Schweitzer Give and Take Respect Quotes
I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect. Amit Kalantri
I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If you don’t feel respected, you won’t be engaged in your work. Linda Hill
Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.
Our work is to get to the place where we like ourselves and are concerned when we judge ourselves too harshly or allow others to silence us. The wilderness demands this level of self-love and self-respect. Brené Brown
Acting with speed will garner you respect, awe, and irresistible momentum. Robert Greene
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. Jackie Robinson
How much more respectable is the woman who earns her own bread by fulfilling any duty, than the most accomplished beauty! Mary Wollstonecraft
Humility and respect tell much more about your background than your personality. Kate Iroegbu
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. Amy Grant
A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. Karl Lagerfeld
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are not being treated with respect, don’t be a doormat. Robert Rain
If people respect you respect them back; if they disrespect you respect them back. They represent their ideology you represent yours.
It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it. Estelle Parsons
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
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. Mahatma Gandhi
I cherish and respect everything I own and I feel so lucky to have it. Sophie Hinch
I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference. Greta Garbo
I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye. Steve Maraboli
Ironically people tend to change their attitude towards you when you begin treating them the way they treat you.
If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Quotes About Respecting Others

It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting. John Henry Newman Give and Take Respect Quotes
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. Bryant H. McGill
Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it. R.G. Risch
Self-reliance and self-respect are about as valuable commodities as we can carry in our pack through life. Luther Burbank
Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that? Marilyn Monroe
I think we had better start thinking about the poem Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.’ I think it might embarrass Stuart to hear mice mentioned in such a belittling manner. E.B. White
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
I’ve been in enough positions to respect people with different views. Condoleezza Rice
If you can’t Respect her, you don’t Deserve Her! Udayveer Singh
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Respect means you care enough to think about others’ feelings before you act.
Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love. Don Miguel Ruiz
Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect. Habeeb Akande
How people treat you with their karma. How you react is yours. Wayne Dyer
I’d rather be respected than loved. Eli Broad
I have never bought into the idea that blood is thicker than water. Love and respect are meant to be earned from our children, our spouses, our families, and our friends. Raquel Cepeda
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own. Charlotte Brontë

Quotes on Receiving Respect

I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done. Ranbir Kapoor Give and Take Respect Quotes
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin. Antoine de SaintExupery
Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honor, valor, respect. All these things have to be earned. David Gemmell
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
Respect a man, he will do more. James Howell
It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart, and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices. Kirk Cameron
Leave everything a bit better than you found it. 
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. Julius Erving
Humility and respect tell much more about your background than your personality. Kate Iroegbu
 Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height but for its use. Gamaliel Bailey
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected. Alfred Nobel
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don’t agree with or like. Margaret Mead
Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins. Alphonsus Liguori
Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. Philip James Bailey
If we can respect the divine within us, if we can treat it with dignity, then we can respect others around us. Vishwas Chavan
Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path. Rudyard Kipling
It’s very dramatic when two people come together to work something out[…], what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other. Fred Rogers
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
It is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington

Inspiring Give and Take Respect Quotes

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you so treat their trust like precious porcelain.Pin

Respect people who trust you. It takes a lot for people to trust you, so treat their trust like precious porcelain. Brandon Cox Give and Take Respect Quotes
Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. Jane Goodall
I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich, or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.  Robert Michaels
As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller
I want the loved person to grow and unfold for his own sake, and in his own ways, and not for the purpose of serving me. Erich Fromm
Psychologists tell us that your level of self-esteem how much you like and respect yourself is the key measure of how happy you are in any area of your life. Brian Tracy
Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation. Jasmine Guinness
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. Lillian Hellman
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson
I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place. Maya Angelou
Respect toward others can’t be imposed. It’s a blessing or learning the hard way. Toba Beta
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. Horst Koehler
If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless of what anyone else might say. Even if it isn’t perfect, no matter how mundane it might be, when you use it with care and respect, you transform it into something priceless. Marie Kondo
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. Norman Cousins
It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don’t worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers. David Joseph Schwartz
My respect for human beings is based not on the color of a man’s skin nor authority he may wield, but purely on merit. Nelson Mandela
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill
A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security. Vimala McClure
Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Everyone has an idea of heaven, as do most religions, and they should all be respected. The version represented here is only a guess, a wish, in some ways, that my uncle and others like him people who felt unimportant here on Earth realize, finally, how much they mattered and how they were loved. Mitch Albom
Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered. Stephen Cosgrove
It’s very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It’s easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other. Fred Rogers
One of the most disappointing things that you, as a woman, could ever go through is falling in love with a man that can’t love you and respect you because he hasn’t learned to love and respect himself yet. Amari Soul
If you don’t show your spouse respect, he or she will find it somewhere. Shannon O’Bryan
Love is spiritual. It’s about self-sacrifice and commitment. And discipline. You cannot have true love without discipline. And respect. When you lose the respect of your spouse, you’ve lost everything. Candace Bushnell
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 Dostoevsky
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them. Herbert H. Lehman
Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there. Pink


The importance of giving and taking respect cannot be overstated in fostering healthy relationships, maintaining harmony, and promoting a positive and inclusive society. Respect forms the foundation for meaningful connections and interactions, enabling individuals to build trust, understanding, and cooperation.

Giving respect involves recognizing and valuing the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. It means treating others with courtesy, kindness, and empathy, regardless of their background, beliefs, or social status. When we give respect, we acknowledge and honor the autonomy, opinions, and feelings of others. By doing so, we create an environment that promotes inclusivity, openness, and mutual appreciation.

Respect is not limited to superficial politeness; it goes beyond mere pleasantries. It requires active listening, seeking to understand different perspectives, and appreciating the diversity of experiences and ideas. Giving respect cultivates an atmosphere where individuals feel safe to express themselves, fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

Taking respect involves recognizing our own worth and setting healthy boundaries. It means acknowledging our rights, needs, and values while also considering the rights and needs of others. When we take respect, we assert ourselves in a manner that is assertive rather than aggressive, promoting fairness, equality, and personal well-being.

By taking respect, we establish a sense of self-worth and demonstrate to others the importance of treating us with dignity. It empowers us to stand up against mistreatment, discrimination, and injustice, creating a ripple effect that inspires others to do the same. Taking respect also involves being accountable for our actions, taking responsibility for our mistakes, and striving for personal growth and self-improvement.

The reciprocity of respect is crucial for maintaining healthy relationships and resolving conflicts. When both parties involved in an interaction give and take respect, they create an atmosphere of mutual trust, understanding, and empathy. This allows for effective communication, constructive problem-solving, and the building of stronger connections. Respectful interactions breed a culture of cooperation and teamwork, whether in personal relationships, workplaces, or communities.

Moreover, the importance of giving and taking respect extends beyond individual relationships. It is a cornerstone of a just and equitable society. When respect is ingrained in the fabric of a community, it fosters social cohesion, acceptance, and the celebration of diversity. It paves the way for inclusive policies, equal opportunities, and a sense of belonging for all members.

In conclusion, giving and taking respect is essential for fostering healthy relationships, promoting inclusivity, and building a harmonious society. By giving respect, we create an environment of understanding, empathy, and cooperation. Taking respect empowers individuals to assert their worth and set healthy boundaries. The reciprocity of respect in interactions nurtures trust, effective communication, and resolution of conflicts. Ultimately, the practice of respect extends beyond individual relationships and contributes to creating a just and inclusive world for all.

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