Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
If you don't realize there is always someone who knows how to do something better than you, then you don't give proper respect for others' talents
Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me . . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
There are two sorts of affection - the love of a woman you respect, and the love for the woman you love.
There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
We could say that meditation doesn't have a reason or doesn't have a purpose. In this respect it's unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we
play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music - look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
Native American isn't blood. It is what is in the heart. The love for the land, the respect for it, those who inhabit it, and the respect and acknowledgement of the spirits and elders. That is what it is to be Indian.
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.