Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace.
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.