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Respect Quotes

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships. Jodie Foster
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. Ren G. Torres
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
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
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty... Senator William Grayson
But respect yourself most of all. Golden verses of the Pythagoreans
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. Thomas Jefferson
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget. George W. Bush, September 2, 2004, The Republican National Convention, N.Y.
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character. R. C. Samsel
Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people. Will Cuppy
Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made. Mark Twain
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. Buddha
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
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.
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism. Richard T. Ely
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. Seneca
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