Quotes of Deference

“ 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

“ Where doth the world thrust forth a vanity — So it be new, there's no respect how vile — That is not quickly buzzed into his ears? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men. ”

- Unknown

“ We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible. ”

- George Santayana

“ God respects me when I work, but loves me when I sing. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ Nowadays, suicide is just a way of disappearing. It is carried out timidly, quietly, and falls flat. It is no longer an action, only a submission. ”

- Cesare Pavese

“ Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. ”

- Bible

“ In many respects, this is just the start. ”

- Andrew Morton

“ When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Government is beating into submission, imprisoning, and killing...The authority of man-made law is entirely due to weapons of the constables who enforce obedience to its provisions. ”

- Ludwig von Mises

“ I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot. ”

- Bill Gates

“ Parody is homage gone sour. ”

- Brendan Gill

“ I might well have written a different book in some respects had I been writing it now. But I wouldn't really go back on things I had said. ”

- Peter Singer

“ When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going. ”

- J.B. Priestley

“ Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough for literature. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The inner censor of the mind of the true believer completes the work of the public censor; his self-discipline is as tyrannical as the obedience imposed by the regime; he terrorizes his own conscience into submission; he carries his private Iron Curtain inside his skull, to protect his illusions against the intrusion of reality. ”

- Arthur Koestler

“ To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. ”

- Lawrence Sterne

“ Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem. ”

- Sebastien Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

“ Great men always pay deference to greater. ”

- Walter Savage Landor

“ Men are respectable only as they respect. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. ”

- William Lyon Phelps

“ Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. ”

- Theodore Parker

“ Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. ”

- Theophile Gautier

“ Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. ”

- Sir John Herschel

“ It is much safer to obey, than to govern. ”

- Thomas a Kempis

“ The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. ”

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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