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Respect Quotes

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection. Herbert Hensley Henson
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. Herbert Clark Hoover
There isnt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arent really living without it. Real Live Preacher
To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. Lawrence Sterne
There isn?t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren?t really living without it. Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 27, 2003
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 9
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none. Giuseppe Mazzini
The way to procure insults is to submit to them a man meets with no more respect than he exacts. William Hazlitt
I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves. Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch of a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others. William Jennings Bryan
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. Fyodor Dostoevsky
I respect everyone. I even respect journalists. Alexander Popov
Always treat people with respect and kindness, for they may be selected to be on your jury. Steve Pershing
Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. Peter McArthur
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
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