Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
We should be considerate to the living; to the dead we owe only the truth.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
Time, which alone can establish a man’s reputation, has at last made those defects respectable.
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.
If you respect yourself and you love yourself, that’s the only way anybody else is going to.
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.
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
Do not slave holders wish to make the black man other kind? – Animals with affections, imitation, fear of death, pain, sorrow for the dead. – Respect.