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Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense and have her nonsense respected.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil, is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

Clint Eastwood

Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides, and in this respect it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known, at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever after due examination and analysis you find to be kind conducive to the good the benefit the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide


How strangely men act. They will not praise those who are living at the same time and living with themselves, but to be themselves praised by posterity by those whom they have never seen or ever will see, this they set much value on.

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate and be instead a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

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

Mark Twain

The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks.

If you're respectful by habit constantly honoring the worthy four things increase: long life, beauty, happiness, strength.

A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid! - the proper sport of boys and girls - but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.

Do not inhabit a country where you are not respected, cannot earn your livelihood, have no friends or cannot acquire knowledge.

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.


You should respect each other and refrain from disputes, you should not like water and oil repel each other, but should like milk and water mingle together.

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

So it is naturally with the male and the female, the one is superior the other inferior, the one governs the other is governed, and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens you can never regain their respect and esteem.

Abraham Lincoln

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

You mistake me my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects, because men are equally free they claim to be absolutely equal.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

America wants its respect.

In Republics the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

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


Kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, singers, poets and social activist, to all who dare to look at like with humor, determination and respect

God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.

Rabindranath Tagore

Self-respect knows no considerations.

Mahatma Gandhi

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

Mahatma Gandhi

Go up close to your friend but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

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

To be completely woman you need a master and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented and discontented women are not loved for long.

What you would desire others to do for you you should do for others. You should respect others as you want to be respected by them.

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing and doing it very well ever loses his self-respect.

I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available.

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do and I'll say it.

The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease often referred to as 'progress' doesn't spread.

I long remained a child and I am still one in many respects.

Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see one can only be angry with those he respects.

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary profound and alive.

The bad gains respect through imitation the good loses it especially in art.

I will have to earn trust and respect from my kids.

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

What Women Want: To be loved to be listened to to be desired to be respected to be needed to be trusted and sometimes just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

There is no tragedy in missing a putt no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be ideal in every respect and then they work every day toward their distant vision that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it that's OK too. It's whatever suits you.

Clint Eastwood

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I put a position rebut it refute the rebuttal and rebut the refutation.

I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.

Among physicists, I'm respected I hope.

Stephen Hawking

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.

The shades of respectability begin to close about the greying head.

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us, to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect, and the love, and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.

I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.

I am an atheist out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.

We must welcome the future remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

Show respect to all people but grovel to none.

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

To exercise freedom in its true sense man has to respect the five basic values.It is in that freedom he will find true bliss.

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

To be sensual I think is to respect and rejoice in the force of life of life itself and to be present in all that one does from the effort of loving to the making of bread.

Property is intended to serve life and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable and have every word received with a religious respect.

It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law so much as for the right.

The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.

E. M. Forster

There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.

Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.

Henry David Thoreau

Besides the respect of the lives of human beings all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.

I mean in the South African case many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community people who went to church on Sunday every Sunday.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

It is a wise tune that knows its own father and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic against any opponent. People know this and steer clear of me at parties. Often as a sign of their great respect they don't even invite me.

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction behavior attire grace learning and all their words azimuth only at love respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.

Unless India stands up to the world no one will respect us. In this world fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

A wise man should marry a virgin of a respectable family even if she is deformed. He should not marry one of a low-class family through beauty. Marriage in a family of equal status is preferable.

I do get recognized but I must say Edinburgh is a fantastic city to live if you're well-known. There is an innate respect for privacy in Edinburgh people and I also think they're used to seeing me walking around so I don't think I'm a very big deal.

In economics hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.

To them that ask 'Where have you seen the gods or how do you know for certain there are gods that you are so devout in their worship?' I answer 'Neither have I ever seen my own soul and yet I respect and honor it.'

Well I am a Republican and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don't have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what's happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We're no longer a respected country.

I have a respect for manners as such they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.

Margaret Mead

'Harry Potter' gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.

J. K. Rowling

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry cannot have much respect for himself or for anything else.

Knowledge will give you power but character respect.

The hand is not so well adorned by ornaments as by charitable offerings, one does not become clean by smearing sandalwood paste upon the body as by taking a bath, one does not become so much satisfied by dinner as by having respect shown to him, and salvation is not attained by self-adornment as by cultivation of spiritual knowledge.

The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We've spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars because they told us to do it. Why aren't they paying for it? They don't like Qaddafi Qaddafi's been a terrible thorn in their side.

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them.

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

Always respect another's opinion and another's point of view.

To be loved at first sight a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.

Football is like life - it requires perseverance self-denial hard work sacrifice dedication and respect for authority.

Vince Lombardi

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.

No one respects a talent that is concealed.

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.

Jim Carrey

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

Respect for women is a sign of real culture.

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.

I will not speak with disrespect of the Republican Party. I always speak with respect of the past.

The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith Self-less service and the process of Dedication.

The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta.

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

Will Smith

Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

The honey in the flower or lotus does not crave for bees, they do not plead with the bees to come. Since they have tasted the sweetness they themselves search for the flowers and rush in. They come because of the attachment between themselves and sweetness. So too is the relationship between the woman who knows the limits and the respect she evokes.

In real life unlike in Shakespeare the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are in very important respects what they seem to be.

Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.'.

The basic Truth in all religions irrespective of country or race is one and the same.

Women are tenacious and all of them should be tenacious of respect, without esteem they cannot exist, esteem is the first demand that they make of love.

We must respect the other fellow's religion but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

It is not enough nor is it essential that you should repeat the name of Rama loudly, respect it in the fullness of love and admiration.

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.

He who has wealth has friends and relations, he alone survives and is respected as a man.

Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth comes of Her own accord where fools are not respected grain is well stored up and the husband and wife do not quarrel.

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great none so much needed now.

Throughout my career if I have done anything I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener I fail.

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus but we do not on that account value him less.

It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.

Jane Austen

Do not crave for recognition and respect from others, crave rather for winning grace from the Lord.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

That's what people respect the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.

Respect the burden.

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things namely not to follow it but to amend it.

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.

With my wife I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me.

When I'm getting to know someone I look for someone who has passions that I respect like his career. Someone who loves what he does is really attractive.

Fortunately we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way I think you know no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you they care about children and that's been good to see.

If religion were true its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity, but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely.

It feels good to have your work respected again.

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.

Salvador Dali

Consult your friend on all things especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

If we are not free no one will respect us.

We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful irrespective of guilt.

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it but you can't prove that there aren't any so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?

I thought perhaps it should be recognized that religious people including fundamentalists are quite intelligent many of them are highly educated and they should be treated with complete respect.

Almost any biographer if he respects facts can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact, the fertile fact, the fact that suggests and engenders.

I have a great respect for incremental improvement and I've done that sort of thing in my life but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed.

Honor and respect all religions equally.

When cowardice is made respectable its followers are without number, both from among the weak and the strong, it easily becomes a fashion.

I believe the right question to ask respecting all ornament is simply this, was it done with enjoyment was the carver happy while he was about it?

Of two pleasures if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it that is the more desirable pleasure.

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

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize, so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.

Robert Louis Stevenson

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete everybody will respect you.

I really don't spend any time on the Internet so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.

Christina Aguilera

The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part if possible than both the other, or if that cannot be at least than either of them separate.


Even as you are a citizen of your motherland but respect all countries, also respect all religions equally.

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too if he could.

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Respect the differences between the faiths and recognize them as valid so far as they do not extinguish the flame of unity.

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

Time which alone makes the reputation of men ends by making their defects respectable.

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.

Love friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

Friendship between equals flourishes service under a king is respectable it is good to be business-minded in public dealings and a handsome lady is safe in her own home.

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.

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

You should not stay for even one second at a place where people are speaking disrespectfully of a saint.

In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.

We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I've got to tell you the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Brought up to respect the conventions love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.

Bette Davis

When you practice gratefulness there is a sense of respect toward others.

People respect nonfiction but they read novels.

The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are who like to be told the worst.

Baba tells us that when we serve another we should remind ourselves that we are serving the Divinity within that other. This is something that we frequently forget for it needs a very big mental re-adjustment. Don't worry about it -- just serve! But the very least that is demanded of us in this context is to RESPECT the person we are serving. That includes respecting their beliefs, in fact it means reaching their spiritual Self through their beliefs not ours. It means putting oneself in their shoes, cheering them up if possible but seeing things from their point of view.

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.

If you can build a business up big enough it's respectable.

When I was playing before I retired I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something and that was very embarrassing.

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.

I have no right by anything I do or say to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him, it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.

Where an excess of power prevails property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions his person his faculties or his possessions.

Conservatism discards Prescription shrinks from Principle disavows Progress, having rejected all respect for antiquity it offers no redress for the present and makes no preparation for the future.

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.