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Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Respect the burden.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Respect is love in plain clothes.

Author: Frankie Byrne

Profession:

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.

Author: Eldridge Cleaver (1935)

Profession: American Black Leader, Writer

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.

Author: Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Profession: Spanish Painter

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.

Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Profession: American Comedian, Actor

Men are respectable only as they respect.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist