1 Minute Speech on Respect In English

A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of respect.

Google defines the term ‘respect’ to be “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”

Simply put, respect is a feeling of veneration we feel for a person we look up to. However, respect is not just something that we feel but something we also seek. 

Everyone in the world craves the feeling of respect. To be considered respectful is an honour we all aspire to achieve. And to make this possible, we have to have good character. After all, Bruce Lee had once said, “Knowledge will give you power, but character, respect.”

Again, one can simply not demand respect from anyone for respect is something that is earned and given out voluntarily. What is more, we must also be respectful to others to expect the same in return! 

They say, “give respect, take respect.” Be respectful!

Thank you.