A few select quotes about rEspect, with emphasis added.
Albert Einstein said,
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
In his book The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky 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.
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.
R. G. Risch said,
Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.
Slavoj Žižek said,
For the multiculturalist, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are prohibited, Italians and Irish get a little respect, blacks are good, native Americans are even better. The further away we go, the more they deserve respect. This is a kind of inverted, patronising respect that puts everyone at a distance.
Finally, apropos of the photo above, Habeeb Akande said,
Never pay attention to someone who has not earned your respect.