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If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

Author: John W. Gardner (1912)

Profession: American Educator, Social Activist

I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse --I will not retreat a single inch --and I will be heard!

Author: William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)

Profession: American Abolitionist

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

Author: Billy Graham (1918)

Profession: American Evangelist

The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.

Author: Sir John Herschel (1792-1871)

Profession: British Scientist

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Respect a man, he will do it the more.

Author: James Howell


I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.

Author: Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

Profession: Norwegian Dramatist

A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Attention and respect give pleasure, however late, or however useless. But they are not useless, when they are late, it is reasonable to rejoice, as the day declines, to find that it has been spent with the approbation of mankind.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.

Author: Maggie Kuhn (1905)

Profession: American Civil Rights Activist, Author

Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer