We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
Too much kindness and respect are given to the unseen and not enough to humanity. It seems that in our nature we loathe each other and bestow our respect and love on the abstract.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
Man’s respect for the imponderables varies according to his mental constitution and environment. Through certain modes of thought and training it can be elevated tremendously, get there is always a limit.
I wrote without much effort, for I was rich, and the rich are always respectable, whatever be their style of writing.
I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.