Respect is to show polite regard and consideration.


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  • “We were taught to respect everyone, especially those who were older and wiser than we were from whom we could learn.”

    —BeNeca Ward Author Of "3rd Generation Country, A Practical Guide To Raising Children With Great Values"

  • “Confrontation should always leave a person's dignity in tact.”

    —Dr. A. J. Anglin

  • “Respect for right conduct is felt by everybody.”

    —Jane Austen Novelist

  • “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.”

    —Richard David Bach Writer

  • “I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

    —William Butler Yeats Poet, Nobel Prize Winner

Stories About Respect

Knowng I Can

Submitted by Gerardo

Last year when my friend got bullied and got really stressed out he had no one to talk to, and even considered suicide. So, i...

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Standing Up For His Faith

Submitted by Dani Dorian

I was seventeen at the time and my grandma had just passed. It was one of the saddest things I've had to deal with. During...

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Grandma Anna

Submitted by Judy Goligoski

"Pa, I don't want to get married yet". These were the words of my Grandma Anna in the summer of 1904. She was 19 and was to...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Badger B

My hero would have to my stepdad, "Badger" as they call him. He is the nicest dude you will ever meet. He's the guy that...

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My hero is my father. He cares, loves, and even respects me. At times, he asks my views. He controls any situation easily...

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Don E

As with most kids, my hero was and is my dad. He is a
Depression Era kid who grew up as the second to youngest in a family...

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Recent Comments

thanks for the infos. Respect is very important indeed! :)
Rachelle Perez Pascual, Balian, Pangil, Laguna, Philippines

Exactly Mary and ILima!
Suezel, Irvine

Good parenting is many things but none greater than giving the gift of a grandparents wisdom and love. if you have been through a broken relationship, do not take it out on the grandparents of your ex-spouse just for spite. You will leave a void in your children's lives they can never get back. Teach your children to respect the elders just as would every other important thing and encourage them to love their grandparents, no matter what side they come from.
Paula, Montana

I believe that respect should be honored and cherished, not taken for granted.
Toni, Ohio

I'd like to be the kind of person that when people come in contact with me and leave my presence, they feel better, not worse.
Jamie, Maui

Respect is just another way to say I value and care for you.
L Lima, Trinidad

Respect should be shown to all living things, not just to humans. The non-human animals that this planet are too often overlooked when we talk about respect. What a lonely place this would be if we didn't have them.
Mary, Utah

you can spend your whole life telling yourself how much you love someone but it's not really love until you give it away!
John, Honold

Respect = (honor + dignity + value + recognition + esteem) - apathy
Lcd, California

Respect must be the foundation of all relationships ... ALL
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