Showing Respect

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – Showing Respect

We’ve got to stop being so nice to people, folks! ~ Donald J. Trump

Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Men are respectable only as they respect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie. ~ Adrienne Rich

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. ~ Bryant H. McGill

Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners. ~ Laurence Sterne

Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one. ~ Lord Chesterfield

Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use. ~ Gamaliel Bailey

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. ~ William Lyon Phelps

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them. ~ Charles de Gaulle

Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

In handling men, there are three feelings that a man must not possess – fear, dislike and contempt. If he is afraid of men he cannot handle them. Neither can he influence them in his favor if he dislikes or scorns them. He must neither cringe nor sneer. He must have both self-respect and respect for others. ~ Herbert N. Casson

Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt. ~ H. L. Mencken

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. ~ Albert Camus

I feel your scorn and I accept it. ~ Jon Stewart

Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts. ~ Benito Mussolini

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them. ~ John Updike

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is contempt prior to investigation. ~ Herbert Spencer

By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self-satisfaction. ~ William Osler

I deserve respect for the things I did not do. ~ Dan Quayle

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. ~ John Steinbeck

That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. ~ Ed Howe

The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever. This is what comes of a Protestant morality, that I, as a (thank God) typical Spaniard, found unnerving. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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

She respected her husband in the same way as she respected the General Post Office, as something large, secure and fixed: and though she knew the small number of his talents she appreciated his abstract value as a male. ~ James Joyce, Dubliners

If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

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. ~ H. L. Mencken, Minority Report

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. ~ Malcolm X

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. ~ Mark Twain

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

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. ~ Albert Einstein

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes the edge off admiration. ~ William Hazlitt

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. ~ Minna Thomas Antrim

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them. ~ Marilyn Monroe, My Story

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~ Winston Churchill

There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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