Quotes from the category Respect:
- Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect—you don't call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them. permalink
Tender is the Night (1934)
- Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver. permalink
- Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. permalink
- Most parents don't realize that trying to win a child's love without first gaining his respect is the surest way to make him contemptuously disobedient. permalink
'Personal Prejudices' aphorism from Strictly Personal (1953)
- The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. No virtuous man, that is, virtuous in the Y.M.C.A. sense, has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading. permalink
- The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. permalink
Man and Superman, Act I (1903)
- There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. permalink
- There is no other way of guarding against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. permalink
Il Principe, English: The Prince (1513, published 1532)
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