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Respect Quotes

The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
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
Respect yourself and others will respect you. Confucius
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. Georges Duhamel
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. Spanish Proverb
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
In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his 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 law. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. Peter McArthur
Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made. Mark Twain
To them that ask, where have you seen the gods, or how do you know for certain there are gods, that you are so devout in their worship I answer Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
This is the first test of a gentleman his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps
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 of the prejudices of the few. Benjamin Disraeli
It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth. Jeanne-Marie Roland
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind. Lord Essex
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners. Lawrence Sterne
In one important respect a man is fortunate in being poor. His responsibility to God is so much the less. John Christian Bovee
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts. William Hazlitt
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. Ren G. Torres
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (1916) preface
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