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Respectability

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 (1912-2002) American educator, and social activist.

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet.

Respect starts with yourself.

Proverb

Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.

Chinese proverb

We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.

Greek proverb

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) French writer and philosopher.

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?

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

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