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I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.

Author: Herbert Henry Lehman (1878-1963)

Profession: American Banker, Politician, Philanthropist

Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.

Author: Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)

Profession: French Diplomat, Philosopher

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.

Author: Malcolm X (1925-1965)

Profession: American Black Leader, Activist

Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.

Author: C. Wright Mills (1916-1962)

Profession: American Sociologist

What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

No place in England where everyone can go is considered respectable.

Author: George Moore (1852-1933)

Profession: Irish Writer

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

Respect starts with yourself.

Author: Proverb


Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.

Author: Greek Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Greek Origin

My life has been one long descent into respectability.

Author: Mandy Rice-Davies


I hate victims who respect their executioners.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Profession: French Writer, Philosopher

Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you?

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist