Respect Quotes

Here are some quotes about respect to help inspire you to treat all people respectfully, all the time.

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” -Albert Einstein

“There is a basic level of respect that says ‘You are a living being and therefore you have value,’ which we should give to all people (and, frankly, animals too). You don’t even need to like someone to give them at least this level of respect. Everyone deserves a basic level of respect.” -Matthew Vasko, Founder, Century of Compassion

“We all require and want respect; man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.” -Aretha Franklin

“We must raise our boys to respect girls and women. It is our responsibility to grow men who will see and treat women as equals. The perceptions men have of women formed when they were boys. So, teach boys to respect females’ minds and bodies. In the long view, the path to equality for women and protecting women from abuse is through the minds of our boys.” -Matthew Vasko, Founder, Century of Compassion

“When we give respect, we get it back in return. When we respect children and teens, they learn to believe in themselves and us. They feel valued and loved. We feel valued and loved.” -Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.

“Respect is a solid foundation upon which to build constructive relationships. No matter how different a person is from you, if you treat that person with respect they are more likely to respect you in return. Upon this foundation, trust and mutual understanding can be built. So, treat every person you meet with respect and you’ll be amazed by the results!” -Matthew Vasko, Founder, Century of Compassion