Disrespect Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Disrespect quotes and Disrespect sayings, and Disrespect proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. "

Cesar Chavez

"If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved."

Russell Lynes

"Where there is no respect for life, there you will find evil."

O.R. Melling

"Never insult anyone by accident."

Robert A. Heinlein

"Only once in my life was I on the edge of incivility. I do not like to be unkind."

David Rockefeller

"In many people it is already an impertinence to say ‘I’."

Theodor Adorno

"Impertinence will intermeddle in things in which it has no concern, showing a want of breeding, or, more commonly, a spirit of sheer impudence."

George Crabbe

"No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy."

Bryant McGill

"That bad manners are so prevalent in the world is the fault of good manners."

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Bad manners make a journalist."

Oscar Wilde

"There is no excuse for bad manners, except fast reflexes."

Steven Brust

"There is no nobility with bad manners."

Ali ibn Abi Talib

"If the disagreement was strong enough, we could end up pretty close to the borderline of incivility."

David Rockefeller

"The insolence of wealth will creep out."

Samuel Johnson

"The way to avoid the imputation of impudence is not to be ashamed of what we do, but never to do what we ought to be ashamed of."


"The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy."

Margaret Deland

"The insolence of the vulgar is in proportion to their ignorance. They treat everything with contempt which they do not understand."

William Hazlitt

"There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear."

Henry Fielding

"Mistaking insolence for freedom has always been the hallmark of the slave."

Wilhelm Reich

"The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas."

Frank Lloyd Wright

"Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man."

Theognis Of Megara

"Incivility is the extreme of pride; it is built on the contempt of mankind."

John Zimmerman

"Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness."


"A true and genuine impudence is ever the effect of ignorance, without the least sense of it."

Richard Steele

"An excess of courtesy is discourtesy."

Japanese Proverb

"Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several–from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy."

Jean de la Bruyere

"A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day."

Bill Watterson

"Impudence is the worst of all human diseases."


"The way to avoid the imputation of impudence is not to be ashamed of what we do, but never to do what we aught to be ashamed of."


"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence."

Charles Caleb Colton

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