Respect for ones parents is 
the highest duty of civil life. 
•Chinese Proverb

Respect cannot be learned, purchased 
or acquired - it can only be earned
•'Bits & Pieces'

Respect commands itself and 
it can neither be given
nor withheld when it is due. 
•Eldridge Cleaver

Since when was genius
found respectable? 
•Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When you are content to be simply
yourself and don't compare or compete, 
everybody will respect you.

We never respect those who amuse us, however
we may smile at their comic powers
•Marguerite Gardiner

The devil's most devilish when respectable.
•Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I'm not concerned with your liking or 
disliking me . . . All I ask is that 
you respect me as a human being. 
•Jackie Robinson

If being an egomaniac means I believe
in what I do and in my art or music, 
then in that respect you can call me that ...
I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
•John Lennon

If Miss means respectably unmarried,
and Mrs. respectably married,
then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink. 
•Angela Carter