Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war; for sure I am, if this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance, in a just cause, to any power
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different.
was that I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.
To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like
Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and self-respect everywhere except within themselves, and so they fail in their search.
A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.
That we will, at all times hereafter, consider ourselves as a free and independent state, capable of regulating our internal police, in all and every respect whatsoever -- and that the people on said Grants have the sole and exclusive and inherent right of ruling and governing themselves in such manner and form as in their own wisdom they shall think proper.
Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect.
In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.
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.
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don't respect you for it.
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
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
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear
Legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways; hence, there are an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, bonuses, subsidies, incentives, the progressive income tax, free education, the right to employment, the right to profit, the right to wages, the right to relief, the right to the tools of production, interest free credit, etc., etc. And it the aggregate of all these plans, in respect to what they have in common, legal plunder, that goes under the name of socialism
With respect to the 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