Since the launch of EKTIMIS we have published a growing collection of powerful and inspirational quotations - all anchored around the sole topic of respect. Each of these statements (quotations) are rooted in the same principles governing respect - as illustrated in the
EKTIMIS Respect Model
These quotes relate to respect in the workplace, leadership and respect, respect at home, respectful parenting, personal accountability, and much more.
Each quotation (below) was authored by EKTIMIS founder and author of The Top Ten Laws of Respect, N. Taiwo, except where specifically noted otherwise.
Visitors and guests are FREE to use or recite these quotations, as long as proper and full credit to the author (N. Taiwo, EKTIMIS) is also disclosed and/or referenced.
"It is always best to stand on principles that keep you upright while others who stand without ultimately fall." (July 2012)
"Respect - a hidden secret for improving performance in a workplace." (May 2012)
"A child will respect a position of authority only as much as he recognizes the value of the position." (March 2012)
"To assess the nature of the self-respect that a society has, look first to the way it values and protects its children." (January 2012)
"A good competitor always shows respect for an adversary -- win or lose." (November 2011)
"Respect is a critical measure
of leadership effectiveness. A leader that commands little respect soon
finds himself alone on a path to an increasingly distant vision."
"In any work or business
environment, when you are under attack by those who seek to undermine
your efforts, the best strategy is to elevate your performance; this
approach always commands respect."
dysfunctionalism have one thing in common - they both imply being
focused and good at something; in terms of relationships, the former
focuses on mutual respect while the latter focuses on disrespect."
"The difference between a bully and a peacemaker lies in their understanding of the true meaning of respect." (April 2011)
"Each new day presents an
opportunity to restore or preserve one's self-respect; the wise almost
always seize the opportunity daily."
"When you find yourself in a desperate situation, sometimes you lose more than you realize - you lose your self-respect." (February 2011)
"Just as a mirror reflects what stands before it, self-respect is a reflection of what lies deep within you." (January 2011)
"It is always better to say "No"
than it is to say "Yes," if you have no desire or intention to follow
through; the former fosters integrity and respect, while the latter
"Sometimes the simple word, 'No,' is a powerful measure of self-respect." (November 2010)
"If you have little regard for
yourself and choose to live by mediocre standards, how can you truly
show respect for those who have high regard for themselves and choose to
live by high standards?"
"Every passing day confirms the
wisdom in the words of the wise, just as every passing day confirms the
foolishness in the words of a fool. It is best to think always before
"To repair a broken or damaged
relationship, the first tool you need is respect. Once repaired, the
most important tool you need to sustain the relationship is also
"A child can be no more respectful than the most respected leader in a household." (July 2010)
"When life puts a squeeze on you, your self-respect becomes exposed and is put to the test." (June 2010)
"Respect is like a big elephant in a room; everyone knows it is there, but many do not wish or know how to deal with it." (May 2010)
"It is easier to trust someone that is honest than it is to be honest with someone you do not trust." (April 2010)
"Respect is a currency of human valuation." (March 2010)
"It is easier to surround
yourself with fools who act like wise men than it is to surround
yourself with wise men who occasionally act foolish."
"Acknowledge failure, but don't reward it; acknowledge success and celebrate it." (January 2010)
"Those who strive for perfection
in character will always fall short; but they will achieve much more
than those who strive for mediocrity, who will never fall short."
"Perfection is not a standard, but the pursuit of perfection is; respect has a lot to do with standards." (October 2009)