Best Quotes about Respectability
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth.
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.
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Respect starts with yourself.
A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Respect a man, he will do it the more.
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
Lawrence, D. H.
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
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.
Men are respectable only as they respect.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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
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.
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.
Lehman, Herbert Henry
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flowerIs to bloom.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.
Mills, C. Wright
Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.
Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
Maistre, Joseph De
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.
Humphrey, Hubert H.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Howe, Edgar Watson
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
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
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Respect is love in plain clothes.
Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you?
Shaw, George Bernard
My life has been one long descent into respectability.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
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.
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
Gardner, John W.
Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.
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