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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-respect: The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.
Men are respectable only as they respect
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them.