Give respect when it’s deserved. Give credit when it’s deserved. Defend others when it’s deserved. Stay loyal when it’s deserved. Give compassion at all times. Do all this as a way of life and you stand as tall as any person.
You must love without expecting anything in return; otherwise it’s not truly love. You must respect without expecting anything in return; otherwise you don’t truly respect them. You must speak honestly without expecting a pat on the back; otherwise you aren’t truly being honest.
– Mark Manson
Some people stand and move as if they have no right to the space they occupy. They wonder why others often fail to treat them with respect – not realizing that they have signaled others that it is not necessary to treat them with respect.
– Nathaniel Branden
A good relationship is one where you are not the centrifugal point and your partner is not a satellite. I mistrust love without respect. There are a lot of couples who claim to be in love but have zero respect for each other. That’s not the real thing.
– Javed Akhtar