True respect starts with the way you treat others, and it is earned over a lifetime of acting with kindness, honor, and dignity. (Tony Dungy, author, professional athlete and coach)
In his book, Uncommon, Finding Your Path to Significance, Dungy tells of an incident when a professional athlete became irate because he was “disrespected.” Someone had dissed him, and he lost his cool. Dungy teaches that respect is not gained by fame or ability alone but by long-time consistency in admirable behavior and achievement.
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)