A quote about respect came from Albert Einstein when he said, "I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university." Confucius said of respect, "Respect yourself and others will respect you." Hunter S. Thompson said, "We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws," notes Goodreads.
Laurence Stern said of respect, "Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners."
In "The Insulted and Humiliated," Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, "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." Dostoyevsky also wrote, "Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love," in "The Brothers Karamazov."
Another quote about respect is Mahatma Gandhi's "I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect," according to Goodreads.