Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.
Philip James Bailey
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Thomas S. Monson
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill
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 Saint-Exupery
It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
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
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The person who comes up to you and makes the most noise and is the most intrusive is invariably the person in the room who has no respect for you at all, and it's really all about them.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don't ever want to lose that.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
America wants its respect.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.
I always respect a woman.
Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.
I have nothing against respecting people who lived before, but we have no responsibility toward them.
Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.
People want to hear what I have to say and respect what I say.
But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.
I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
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.
One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
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
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.