Respect Quotes

Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it

WILLIAM ASHWORTH

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.

Robert H. Schuller

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.

John J. McCloy

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government

John Gardner

With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the "Articles of Confederation," and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former meaning taken for granted

James Madison

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law

Winston Churchill

I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself.

Anne Bront

More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.

Abraham J. Heschel

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.

Jane Addams

Thrasymachus sees that Socrates does not respect the city. He sees the truth about Socrates, but he cannot, at least in the beginning, appreciate him. The others appreciate him, but partly because they are blind to what is most important to him.

Allan David Bloom

It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don't respect you for it.

Susan Howatch

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself, too, if he could.

William Hazlitt

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

William Hazlitt

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises

Ambrose Bierce

After these matters we ought perhaps next to discuss pleasure. For it is thought to be most intimately connected with our human nature, which is the reason why in educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain; it is thought, too, that to enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on virtue of character. For these things extend right through life, with a weight and power of their own in respect both to virtue and to the happy life, since men choose what is pleasant and avoid what is painful; and such things, it will be thought, we should least of all omit to discuss, especially since they admit of much dispute.

Aristotle

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

John W. Gardner

I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.

Dave Barry

It is a rare thing to win an argument & the other fellow's respect at the same time.

Unknown

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.

Dave Barry

The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.

V.Prabhakaran

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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