respectability

Respectability quotes
Respectability
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.

- Howe, Edgar Watson
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

- Plutarch
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.

- Ibsen, Henrik
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.

- Crisp, Quentin
My life has been one long descent into respectability.

- Rice-Davies, Mandy
RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a _liaison_ between a bald head and a bank account.

- Ambrose Bierce
I hate victims who respect their executioners.

- Sartre, Jean-Paul
The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.

- Shaw, George Bernard
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.

- Aesop
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

- Amiel, Henri Frederic
We live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another.

- Thoreau, Henry David
Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a

- Wilde, Oscar
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

- Oscar Wilde
Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.

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

- Dangerfield, Rodney
It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.

- Thoreau, Henry David
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

- Sterne, Laurence
Respect a man, he will do it the more.

- Howell, James
Respect starts with yourself.

- Proverb
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.

- Malcolm X



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