Respect … begins by understanding whom I should value or consider worthy of high regard, and then acts to show in word, deed, and dress that I do appreciate and highly esteem those individuals.

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”
  Henri Frederic Amiel
1821-1881, Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
Respect is love in plain clothes.”
  Frankie Byrne
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.”
  Eldridge Cleaver
1935 – American Black Leader, Writer
“Men are respectable only as they respect.”
  Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist
“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”
  Billy Graham
1918 – American Evangelist
Respect a man, he will do it the more.”
  James Howell
Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.”
  Chinese Proverb
Sayings of Chinese Origin
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”
  Laurence Sterne
1713-1768, British Author
“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”
  Albert Camus
1913-1960, French Existential Writer
“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
1912 – American Educator, Social Activist
“Attention and respect give pleasure, however late, or however useless. But they are not useless, when they are late, it is reasonable to rejoice, as the day declines, to find that it has been spent with the approbation of mankind.”
  Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, British Author
“We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.”
  Plutarch
46-120 AD, Greek Essayist, Biographer
Respect starts with yourself.”
  Proverb
“He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”
  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1819-1892, American Poet