Quotes by self-respect
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American Essayist 1934-
The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.
English writer 1778-1830
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Adam Clayton Powell
American politician and pastor 1908-1972
A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.Source: Keep the Faith, Baby!
Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
American academic and social critic 1947-
American feminism's nose dive began when Kate Millet, that imploding beanbag of poisonous self-pity, declared Freud a sexist. Trying to build a sex theory without studying Freud, women have made nothing but mud pies.Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
Canadian actor and songwriter 1947-2016
As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
British writer 1819-1875
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur 1932-2017
Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
American columnist 1918-
Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
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