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Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen


 

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Today, I Respect And Enforce The Boundaries I Have Set.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
- Bruce Lee

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

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.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In the long term we can hope that religion will change
the nature of man and reduce conflict.
But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses;
one misses more nonsense than sense.
- Horace Walpole

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is not the money but the self-respect and wanting to create good music.
- Barry Gibb

I respect the Hall of Fame, and if they think that I'm worthy enough,
I would be very honored.
And if they don't, I gave it all that I had to this game.
- Rafael Palmeiro

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

I hate going out in Brighton now.
It's different in London.
People respect you more there.
- Katie Price

I carried through well with my tennis.
I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
- Gabriela Sabatini

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling;
the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect.
- Elizabeth Bowen

In some ways that fight gave me more respect around
the world and helped me be even more popular because
so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed.
- Marvin Hagler

I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.'
He said,
'oh no, yes they will, this is a movie,
don't worry about it.' But they're not.
- Nia Long

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage,
his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence.
He is still a King.
- Orison Swett Marden

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to
honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that
calls for the respect of a child.
- Alice Miller

I adore adverbs; they are the only qualifications I really much respect.
- Henry James

I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind
or to make it my second or third sport in college.
- Ryne Sandberg

To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect
for peoples without prejudice,
and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples,
equally, and free of threats.
- Hideki Tojo

Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has
a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
- Max Baucus

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

I love Age of Empires and I play RTS games all the time,
I respect what they've accomplished.
- Sid Meier

I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I'm doing.
- Shania Twain

I just feel like if I do good work, then people should
respect me for the work I do.
- Scott Caan

Throughout my career, if I have done anything,
I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing -
if I respect the song.
If I cannot project this to a listener,
I fail.
- Frank Sinatra

I just have a respect for my audience.
That seems to be pretty logical.
- Thomas Jane

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

I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect
for the experience and body of work of an actress that
they don't sell out to the new ones.
- Kathleen Turner

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't
get mad they'll bite you -
but stay mad and you'll never be bitten.
Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
- Jack Kerouac

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

We submit to the majority because we have to.
But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
- Ambrose Bierce


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