Respect for character is always diminished in proportion to the number among whom the blame or praise is to be divided.
James Madison quotes
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker quotes
Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have.
Rene Descartes quotes
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
Richard Bach quotes
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you canít fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln quotes
Respect for intellectual excellence, the restoration of vigor and discipline to our ideas of study, curricula which aim at strengthening intellectual fiber and stretching the power of young minds, personal commitment and responsibility - these are the preconditions of educational recovery in America today; and, I believe, they have always been the preconditions of happiness and sanity for the human race.
Adlai E. Stevenson quotes
In few men is it part of nature to respect a friend's prosperity without begrudging him.
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov quotes