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A feeling of mutual respect and reverence makes any relationship beautiful, which leads to people living in harmony.

Often we have heard elders telling us that respecting others will bring us respect, and reverence is also something we should try to incorporate into our daily lives. Without reverence, which indicates deep respect, there would be no discipline in life and we would not be able to accept others for who they are.

In this article, let us see what other stalwarts have opinionated on this topic, and that way, we can learn more about reverence and respecting other people.

Best Reverence Quotes

Here are some quotes on reverence that leave a mark on your heart and mind.

"If not for reverence, if not for wonder, if not for love, why have we come here?"
- Raffi.

"Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression." 
- Margaret Sanger.

"Only as a child's awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development."
- Rachel Carson.

"Proper respect to others is the most prudent rule of directing the measure of reverence due to ourselves."
- Norm MacDonald.

"Whoever gives reverence receives reverence."
- Rumi.

"Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence."
- Socrates.

"What we call love is in its essence reverence for life."
- Albert Schweitzer.

"Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness, and power to forgive." 
- Albert Schweitzer, 'The Teaching Of Reverence For Life', New York.

"It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence."
- Desiderius Erasmus.

"By cutting ourselves off from the rest of creation, we are left bereft of awe and wonder and therefore of reverence and gratitude. We violate our very beings, and we have nothing but trivia to teach our young."
- Matthew Fox.

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
- Henry David Thoreau, 'Thoreau And The Art Of Life: Precepts And Principles'.

"There are men whose presence infuses trust and reverence."
- George Eliot.

"Reverence is the sense that there is something larger than the self, larger even than the human, to which one accords respect and awe and assent."
- Dr. Ursula Goodenough, 'Uncommon Knowledge', (as told to Jeannette Batz Cooperman, www.stlmag.com), August 2, 2007.

Reverence Quotes About Nature

Some quotes on reverence that reflect nature in its entirety!

(Nature has always given us everything we needed, another reason to be respectable toward it)

"That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth."
- Paul Tsongas.

"There is only one valid way, thus, to partake of the universe — whether the partaking is of food and water, the love of another, or indeed, a pill. That way is characterized by reverence — a reverence born of a felt sense of participation in the universe, of a kinship with all others and with matter."
- Larry Dossey, as quoted in 'Serving Fire' by Anne Scott.

"The challenge of the saints of the twenty-first century is to begin again to comprehend the sacred in the ten thousand things of our world; to reverence what we have come to view as ordinary and devoid of spirit."
- Edward Hays.

"The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures."
- Stewart Udall Brother, 'Native American', 1988.

"The select natures who pant after the ideal, and find nothing in pantaloons or petticoats great enough to command their reverence and love, are curiously in unison with the narrowest and prettiest."
- George Eliot.

Interesting Reverence Quotes

These quotes will make you think and wonder!

"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life."
- Albert Schweitzer, 'The Teaching Of Reverence For Life', New York.

"Functionalism is lethal when it is not balanced by a sense of reverence. Without reverence, there is no sense of presence or wonder."
- John O'Donohue.

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
- John Milton.

"The noble soul reveres itself.:
- Friedrich Nietzsche.

"I have a deep respect for the fundamentals of television, the traditions of it, even, but I don't have any reverence for it."
- Ted Sarandos.

"Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent."
- Sogyal Rinpoche.

"Reverence makes it possible to be whole, though ignorant. It is the wholeness of understanding."
- Wendell Berry.

"Sinful motive often hides itself under the mask of reverence for another virtue."
- Jimmy Swaggart.

"Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance and that is always conducive to humility and reverence."
- Robert Millikan.

"Man's most disagreeable habits and idiosyncrasies, his deceit, his cowardice, his lack of reverence, are engendered by his incomplete adjustment to a complicated civilization. It is the result of the conflict between our instincts and our culture." 
- Sigmund Freud.

"The two terrors that discourage creativity and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Reverence Quotes On Holiness

Reverence is primarily associated with the higher being. Let us see how!

"Of all the preaching in the world, I hate that preaching which tends to make the hearers laugh, or to move their minds with tickling levity and affect them as stage plays used to, instead of affecting them with a holy reverence for the name of God."
- Richard Baxter.

"Reverence is a specific attitude toward something that is precious and valuable, toward someone who is superior. It is a salute of the soul, an awareness of value without enjoyment of that value or seeking any personal advantage from it."
- Abraham J Heschel, 'Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity'.

"Nothing is insignificant, and everything worthy of respect and care. Nothing is second-class. What God has made is of value."
- Paula D'Arcy, 'Gift Of The Red Bird'.

"Let everything you touch be treated as if it were as precious as the altar vessels. Whenever you handle any equipment or any person, be reverent. Be full of care with everything entrusted to you. Everything you touch or see, everyone for whom you have responsibility is to be viewed as something cherished by God, and thus to be cherished by you."
- Norvene Vest, 'Friend Of The Soul'.

"Inspiration comes only to those who seek it with humility toward their own achievements and reverence toward the achievements of God."
- Walter Russell.

"By the external appearance of your knowledge, you have attained (high) ranks and reverence with the people!"
- Wuhayb ibn al-Wird.

"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free." 
- Swami Vivekananda.

"Modesty and reverence are no less virtues of freemen than the democratic feeling which will submit neither to arrogance nor to servility."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"Men reverence one another, not yet God."
- Henry David Thoreau.

"Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all."
- Margaret Fuller.

"Reverence: the spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man."
- Ambrose.

"A holy reverence checks our speech, And praise sits silent on our tongues."
- Isaac Watts.

Reverence Quotes About Life

Circling back, we take a look at some quotes that speak about reverence in our daily lives.

"The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to reverence."
- George Eliot.

"By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."
- Albert Schweitzer, 'The Teaching Of Reverence For Life', New York.

"The mystery of life its inexplicability, beauty, cruelty, tenderness, folly ... has occupied the greater part of my waking thoughts; and in reverence or rage or irony, as the moment or situation might dictate, I have pondered and even demanded of cosmic energy to know Why."
- Theodore Dreiser.

"I cannot but have reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality."
- Albert Schweitzer, 'The Teaching Of Reverence For Life', New York.

"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
- George Eliot.

"Life - the real-life of joy we are meant to be living - begins when we restore a sense of reverence to our daily affairs. Today, search for the Sacred in the ordinary with gratitude in your heart and you will surely find it."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach.

"Reverential thinking — to recognize human life as an intrinsic value; to recognize love as an essential and indispensable modality; creative thinking, joy, brotherhood of all beings. Reverential thinking is not a luxury, but is a condition of our sanity and grace."
- Henryk Skolimowski, 'The Participatory Mind'.

"If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life."
- Albert Schweitzer.

"Competition of praise inclineth to a reverence of antiquity. For men contend with the living, not with the dead."
- Thomas Hobbes.

"When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness and patience to enter that embrace."
- John O'Donohue.

"Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal."
- Albert Schweitzer, 'The Teaching Of Reverence For Life', New York.

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