115 Great Respect Quotes For kids

Respect is the most invaluable lesson that a parent or mentor can teach their child. Respect quotes for kids will help children learn what respect is all about. Your little one is in a learning stage, and it’s the best time for you to instill morals in them. Since quotes are simple and short, mostly one or two-liners, they are easier for kids to understand and implement. These quotes will help your child understand that one needs to follow the path of kindness, devotion, and sincerity to earn accolades or glorification for themselves in society. It will also teach them to avoid bad practices, be humble, and treat everyone equally. We bring you some famous quotes from great personalities that will help your child grow into a respectable adult.

In This Article

110+ Respect Quotes For Kids

Earning honor and respect leads to becoming a good person in life. Here are some positive learnings from quotes on respect.

  1. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” ―U. Thant
  1. “Respect all those in white coats who save our lives- The Healthcare professionals” ―Deeksha Arora
  1. “Life is Karma, and the best Karma is to be respectful of the earth, ocean, wildlife, and the human race.” ―Javier V. Sanchez
  1. “Respect yourself, and others will respect you.” ―Confucius
  1. “Love, respect and appreciate your parents as it is the one gift they truly cherish and desire.” ―Margo Vader
  1. “To respect what one eats is to respect the self.”―Jessica Marie Baumgartner
  1. “Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it; you have to give it.” ―R.G. Risch
  1. “There are only three words you need to live by, son: respect, consideration and tolerance.” ―Oliver Jeffers
  1. “Only love in respect for life shall lead to unity of harmony.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita
  1. 10.“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same.” ―C. JoyBell C.
  1. 11.“Love is kindness, compassion, generosity, empathy, respect, understanding, forgiveness and sacrifice: the very best in us.” ―Laurence Overmire
  1. “It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way.” ―Jeremy Aldana
  1. “Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.” ―David Gemmell

    Respect has to be earned.

    Image: Shutterstock

  1. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” ―Amy Leigh Mercree
  1. “Respect and compassion aren’t about how you feel for someone; they are more about how you make others feel.” ―Dr Prem Jagyasi
  1. “When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.” ―Jean Vanier
  1. “He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” ―Mencius
  1. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ―Albert Einstein
  1. “Friendship my definition is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.” ―Stieg Larsson
  1. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” ―Laurence Sterne
  1. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ―Bryant H. McGill
  1. “When someone does not value, appreciate and respect your love and friendship, it is a reflection of their own self-worth…not yours.” ―Anthon St. Maarten
  1. “A person’s a person no matter how small.” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “Kindness and respect go a long way. The way you treat others is how you end up being treated.” ―Heather Bennett-Smallwood
  1. “Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” ―Thomas Paine
  1. “Treat people exactly as you would like to be treated by them.” ―Unknown
  1. “Try to see positivity in every person you meet.” —Unknown
  1. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” ―Confucius
  1. “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” ―Herbert H. Lehman
  1. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” ―Bono
  1. “Want to know how to get respect from others? It’s actually quite simple. Walk with dignity, humility, and grace, then watch how the world responds to you.” ―Charles F. Glassman
  1. “All the events of your past have formed a lens through which you see the world. And since no one’s past is exactly like anyone else’s, no two people see alike.” ―Unknown
  1. “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.” ―Sean Covey
  1. “Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich.” ―J. H. Oldham
  1. “Be modest, be respectful of others, and try to understand.” ―Lakhdar Brahimi
  1. “Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” ―Mahatma Gandhi

    Honest differences.

    Image: Shutterstock

  1. 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
  1. “Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.” ―Norman Cousins
  1. “Leaders leads at their own risks. Therefore, they should be given all respect so that they can do their dutiful sacred work with gladness.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita
  1. “Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.” ―Gary Chapman
  1. “When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.” ―Criss Jami
  1. “All humans should have these things in common, and that is the right to be loved, heard and respected.” ―Heather Bennett-Smallwood
  1. “When people respect someone as a person, they admire her. When they respect her as a friend, they love her. When they respect her as a leader, they follow her.” ―John C. Maxwell
  1. “I was also raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others. It’s called respect.”―Keanu Reeves
  1. “Disappointments are healthy for us. They tame egos, deflate pride, and soften hearts while cultivating respect for the struggles experienced by all humanity.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. “Respect… is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.” ―Annie Gottlieb
  1. “Love is the basis for respect in the righteousness of faith.”―Lailah Gifty Akita
  1. “One cannot fully respect themselves and their nature if they do not respect the world surrounding them.”―Jessica Marie Baumgartner
  1. “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” ―Miguel Angel Ruiz
  1. “If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” ―Maya Angelou
  1. “Respect is sweeter when you earn it; you lose respect when you demand respect.”―Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
  1. “Love and respect are the two inroads of a road that en routes you with the world and the world with you” ―P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
  1. “Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.” ―Ray Davis
  1. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” ―Martin Luther King, Jr.
  1. “Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.” ―Mohammad Rishad Sakhi
  1. “Respect and honour start from yourself. If you do that, you understand others, in that outlook” ―Ehsan Sehgal
  1. “You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.” ―Unknown
  1. “This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.” ―William Lyon Phelps
  1. “Use empathy, thoughtfulness and kindness in your interactions and think before you speak. A kind word is long remembered.” ―Cindy Ann Peterson
  1. “The most important form of respect is self-respect. Not only does it show others how to treat themselves, it teaches them how to treat you.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. “The ability to recognize and respect individual differences is the beginning of a successful relationship.” ―Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
  1. “Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it.” ―Paulo Coelho
  1. “There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.” ―Orison Swett Marden
  1. “He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.” ―Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.” ―D.B. Harrop
  1. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ―Bryant H. McGill
  1. “When entering an ecosystem with the intent to hunt, honorable hunters pay their respects.”―Jessica Marie Baumgartner
  1. “Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.” ―Frank Herbert
  1. “Equality and respect are woven into the fabric of the conduct and performance of iconic organizations and leaders. Period.” ―Scott McKain
  1. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “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
  1. “A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.” ―African proverb

    Paying respect

    Image: Shutterstock

  1. “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” ―Malcolm X
  1. “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” ―Voltaire
  1. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ―Jackie Robinson
  1. “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” ―Abraham Lincoln
  1. “All thoughts should be rooted in love, faith, hope, and respect for yourself and others. When you have love, respect, and desire to reason, it is a good foundation to stand on.” ―Tasha Hoggatt
  1. “If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.” ―Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. “You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.” ―Buddha
  1. “When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.” ―Louis Pasteur
  1. “No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.” ―George Bernard Shaw
  1. “I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.” ―Richard Bach
  1. “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
  1. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieves it.” ―Bill Bradley
  1. “You should show some respect for what other people see and feel, even though it be the exact opposite of what you see and feel.” ―Luigi Pirandello
  1. “Deeply respecting yourself is the first step toward having a deep respect for others.” ―Amy Leigh Mercree
  1. “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
  1. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ―Roy T. Bennett
  1. “It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” ―Amit Ray
  1. “Failure is respectable. Quitting is not. If you have worked hard and failed after giving every effort to make use of the opportunities available—so be it. At least you fought with all your might to make it otherwise. That is deserving of respect.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
  1. “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself.” ―Steve Maraboli
  1. “Nobody cares by what name you call, as long as you call it with earned respect.” ―Sarvesh Jain
  1. “You will get love and respect from others when you stop craving for it.” ―Shunya
  1. “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
  1. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” ―Clint Eastwood

    Self-respect leads to self-discipline.

    Image: Shutterstock

  1. “Don’t yell at people. Stand up for what’s right. Put yourself in the other persons place.” ―Greg Proops
  1. “It is not about how others respect you, it is about how u respect your own self.” ―Hisham Fawzi
  1. “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” ―Leo Tolstoy
  1. “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
  1. “We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.” ―Hermann Hesse
  1. “Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” ―Wm. Paul Young
  1. “The secret of a happy life is respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others.” ―Ayad Akhtar
  1. “Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.” ―Germany Kent
  1. “Children, as persons, are entitled to the greatest respect. Children are given to us as free-flying souls, but then we clip their wings like we domesticate the wild mallard. Children should become the role-models for us, their parents, for they are coated with the spirit from which they came- out of the ether, clean, innocent, brimming with the delight of life, aware of the beauty of the simplest thing; a snail, a bud….” ―Gerry Spence
  1. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.” ―Vironika Tugaleva
  1. “Respect toward others can’t be imposed. It’s a blessing…or learning the hard way.”―Toba Beta
  1. “Respect is an invention of people who want to cover up the empty place where love should be.” ―Leo Tolstoy
  1. “Respecting a child teaches them that even the smallest, most powerless, most vulnerable person is worthy of respect. And that is a lesson our world desperately needs to learn.” ―L.R. Knost
  1. “Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order.” ―Tahir Shah
  1. “The man who shows great respect for his mother, and the women in his life; will have respect for those he meets.” ―Ellen J. Barrier
  1. “I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” ―Julius Erving
  1. “Treat every man like he’s twice as clever, twice as strong, twice as fast as you are, and you’ll only be pleasantly, surprised. Respect costs you nothing, and nothing gets a man killed quicker than confidence.” ―Joe Abercrombie
  1. “Respect is the Shadowed Effect on Self of One’s Own Doing!”―Somya Kedia
  1. “The best way to enjoy the creatures of a forest is to appreciate their freedom.” ―Jessica Marie Baumgartner
  1. “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.” ―Walt Disney

    Things we do for the people we love.

    Image: Shutterstock

Some thing wrong with illustration image shortcode. please verify shortcode syntax

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the best ways to encourage respect in children?

Parents can encourage respect in children by modeling respectful behavior, teaching them empathy, praising respectful behavior, teaching conflict resolution skills, and setting clear expectations.

2. What are the benefits of teaching respect to children?

Teaching your children to be respectful can help build positive relationships, develop empathy, encourage inclusivity, and enhance self-esteem.

3. How can respect quotes for children help shape their character and self-esteem?

Introducing your child to quotes about regard can help shape their character, boost their self-esteem, and encourage positive behavior.

Respect is one of the most essential lessons a parent or caregiver should teach their children. Deference is something that you have to earn from others and not demand. Respect quotes for kids can be one of the best ways to help you teach about it. You may tell your child how others express admiration and appreciation when they show veneration. Let your child learn various ways to pay homage and tribute to others. You may also explain behaviors and words that are not respectful if they ever use them.

Infographic: Quotes About Respecting Others For Children

One of the most crucial qualities to inculcate in a child from an early age is “RESPECT.” It serves as the foundation for them to grow into positive and well-rounded individuals, and build healthy relationships. Share the quotes in the infographic below with your child(ren) and encourage them to respect themselves and others.

outstanding respect quotes to inspire your child (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Are you curious about the importance of respecting others? Watch this video to learn about the power of kindness, empathy, and mindful behavior in positively impacting people’s lives.

Was this article helpful?
Like buttonDislike button
The following two tabs change content below.
Nural Seker

Nural SekerSecondary Maths teacher, Author

Nural Seker is the founder of Learn What Can’t Be Taught, which helps new teachers blend into the profession. Nural herself is an experienced secondary teacher and the author of ‘The Broken World of Education – How Overhauling the Current Antiquated System Will Allow Our Kids to Thrive.’ She joined teaching in 2005 after completing a graduate diploma of Education...read full bio