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Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

Author: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

Profession: British Author

We live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

In his private heart no man much respects himself.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.

Author: Source Unknown


We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.

Author: Alice Walker (1944)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.

Author: Shelley Winters (1920)

Profession: American Actress

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Author: Douglas Adams (1952)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

You must choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you on to success.

Author: R. C. Allen


To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself.

Author: Walter Anderson

Profession: American Trainer, Author