Respecting Others

Avot d’Rabbi Natan 29:7 — Be sure to inquire the welfare of others.

Beizah 32b — If someone is compassionate towards others, you can be sure that he is a descendant of our father Abraham, and is someone is not compassionate toward others, you can be sure that he is not a descendant of our father Abraham.

Berachot 17a — Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai was always careful to greet everyone first whom he met.

Berachot 28b — Be solicitous for the honor of your colleagues.

Derech Eretz Zuta 1:29 — Regard as trivial the good you did to others, and as enormous the little good others did to you.

Deuteronomy 10:19 — You must also show your love toward the stranger, since you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — Be not rash with your mouth, and let your heart not be hasty to utter a word before G-d.

Elokai Netzur Prayer — My G-d, guard my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking deceitfully.

Esther 10:3 — He sought the good of his people and was an advocate for pace for all their descendents.

Ethics of the Fathers 1:6 — Judge everyone favorably.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:9 — A good heart includes all other virtues.

Ethics of the Fathers 3:10 — One who is pleasing to his fellow man is pleasing to G-d.

Ethics of the fathers 3:12 — Greet every person with a cheerful countenance.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:1 — Who is honored? One who honors others.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:3 — Do not be scornful of any person.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:9 — One who withdraws from judgment removes from himself hatred...

Exodus 28:3 — Speak to everyone who is naturally talented, to whom I have granted a spirit of wisdom, and then let them make Aaron\'s clothing.

Jerusalem Talmud, Eruvin 5:1 — The student pays respect to his teacher, it is as if her were paying respect to the Divine Presence.

Jerusalem Talmud Yevamot 15:3 — No person may buy a beast, an animal, or a bird until that person has provided food for it.

Leviticus 19:16 — You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people.

Leviticus 19:18 — And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Maimonides Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandment #206 — Whatever I want for myself, I want the same for the other person.

Midrash Tanchuma, Numbers 12 — Fortunate are the righteous and fortunate are their neighbors.

Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, “Laws of Character Development and Ethical Conduct” 6:10 — A person must be especially heedful of his behavior toward widows and orphans...One must always speak to them tenderly.

Proverbs 15:23 — Everyone enjoys a ready response, and word rightly timed is especially good.

Proverbs 15:26 — Pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 16:32 — He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty.

Proverbs 17:25 — Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healthy to the bones.

Proverbs 25:11 — A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Shabbat 127a — He who judges others favorably, he himself is judged favorably.

Shirat Yisrael, pg 156 — Words that come from the heart enter the heart.

Talmud Yoma 89a — Always speak gently.

Tannat Eliyahu — This is what the Holy One said to Israel: My children, what do I seek from you? I seek no more than that you love one another and honor one another.

V’Ha’er Eineinu — that we should never feel embarrassed or ashamed or put down.

Yoma 86b — Rabbi Meir said, \'Great is repentance, because for the sake of one who truly repents, the whole world is pardoned.\'