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Respect Quotes

It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth. Jeanne-Marie Roland
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
While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment. Confucius, nalects, IV.11
I respect everyone. I even respect journalists. Alexander Popov
But respect yourself most of all. Golden verses of the Pythagoreans
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
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. Herbert Clark Hoover
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
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
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. Persian Proverb
Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. Kaleel Jamison
Last Monday a string of amendments were presented to the lower House these altogether respect personal liberty... Senator William Grayson
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
In one important respect a man is fortunate in being poor. His responsibility to God is so much the less. John Christian Bovee
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
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind. Lord Essex
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
Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver. Mark A. Clement
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
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
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