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Respect Quotes

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. Georges Duhamel
Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human. John Cogley Commonweal
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. Pope Pius XI
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. Benjamin Disraeli
He that cannot decidedly say, No, when tempted to evil, is on the highway to ruin. He loses the respect even of those who would tempt him, and becomes but the pliant tool and victim of their evil designs. J. Hawes
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it. Thomas Jefferson
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
I had learned to respect the intelligence, integrity, creativity and capacity for deep thought and hard work latent somewhere in every child they had learned that I differed from them only in years and experience, and that as I, an ordinary human being, loved and respected them, I expected payment in kind. Sybil Marshall
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
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
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic. Uta Hagan
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them. Charles De Gaulle
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. Mark Twain
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. Pope Pius XI
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. Herbert Clark Hoover
Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius
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 bit 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 to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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