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Quotes of the Day for 22 November 2003 – Respect

Jacob Cohen was born at Babylon, New York on this day in 1921. He started his show business career in the '40s, first as a singing waiter and then as a comic, under the name Jack Roy. It must have been less than a huge success, the next decade was spent painting houses and selling aluminum siding in New Jersey. He came back to the stage for good in the '60s as Rodney Dangerfield, tugging at this red necktie and telling us "I don't get no respect." Offstage he does get respect, he has helped launch a number of younger comics' careers at his club in New York and cable comedy specials.

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The quotes:

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
     - Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
     - Edward Gibbon, 1737 - 1794

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
     - George Bancroft

Do not check your soul at the door when you cross the threshold of your workplace. Whether you are a custodian or a CEO practice work as sacred art. Respect comes not from the work you do, but the way you do your work.
     - Mary Manin Morrissey

When one has never heard a man's name in the course of one's life, it speaks volumes for him; he must be quite respectable.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900


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