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Quotations About / On: RESPECT

  • 1.
    He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.
    (Thomas Szasz (b. 1920), U.S. psychiatrist. "Suicide," The Second Sin (1973).)
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    I respect orders but I respect myself too and I do not obey to foolish rules made especially to humiliate me.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Methuen (1963). Hugo to Slick and Georges in Dirty Hands, act 3 sc. 2, Gallimard (1948).)
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    Unpaid work never commands respect ...
    (Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), British suffragist; born in the United States. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 18, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902). Speaking before the thirtieth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 13-19, 1898, in Washington, D.C. Her address was entitled "Woman as an Economic Factor"; here, she was reflecting on women's inability to gain genuine respect for the work they did in their homes.)
  • 4.
    What a delight it is to respect people!
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 41, "Nauka" (1980).)
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    I cannot be exacting because I respect myself.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).)
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  • 6.
    Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, January 27, 1905, to Margaret Chanler. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 445, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).)
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    The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear—and even, in certain respects, would be—the most modern of critical movements.
    (Paul Deman (1919-1983), Belgian-born U.S. literary critic. lecture, September 1969; repr. In Blindness and Insight (1971, revised 1983). "Literary History and Literary Modernity.")
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  • 8.
    Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 38 (1955).)
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  • 9.
    I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.
    (Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970), French general, president. Quoted in New York Times Magazine (May 12, 1966).)
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  • 10.
    Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 87, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 78 (1886).)
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