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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Respectability (56 Quotations)

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Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
~ Aesop

 

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There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved.
~ William Blake

 

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A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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Respect the burden.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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Respect is love in plain clothes.
~ Frankie Byrne

 

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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
~ Eldridge Cleaver

 

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

 

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Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
~ Quentin Crisp

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse --I will not retreat a single inch --and I will be heard!
~ William Lloyd Garrison

 

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

 

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The myths have always condemned those who ''looked back.'' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
~ Dag Hammarskjold

 

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A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
~ Thomas Hardy

 

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