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  • #1
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #2
    Harper Lee
    “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #3
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect.”
    Mahatma Gandhi, Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World

  • #4
    Thomas S. Monson
    “When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”
    Thomas S. Monson, Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson

  • #5
    Santosh Kalwar
    “Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.”
    Santosh Kalwar

  • #6
    Charlotte Brontë
    “If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.”
    Charlotte Brontë, The Life of Charlotte Brontë

  • #7
    Toba Beta
    “Sounds naive respecting someone
    who doesn't give a shit about you.”
    Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

  • #8
    Fred Rogers
    “It's very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It's easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #10
    George Alexiou
    “Friendship is thinking of the other person first.”
    George Alexiou

  • #11
    Charlotte Brontë
    “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?"

    "Are you a young lady?"

    "I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

  • #12
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “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.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night & The Last Tycoon

  • #13
    David Gemmell
    “Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.”
    David Gemmell, Shield of Thunder

  • #14
    Pearl Cleage
    “Any time your life is at stake and you can't find even one woman to come forward and say, 'This is a good man,' your problem isn't what kind of woman THEY are. Your problem is what kind of men YOU are.”
    Pearl Cleage, Just Wanna Testify

  • #15
    “The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”
    Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij of the Eagle Clan

  • #16
    Helen Hollick
    “Two people can only live as one when each is prepared to give and receive trust and understanding. Above that lies respect. Without respect for how the other feels, no marriage is worthwhile.”
    Helen Hollick, The Kingmaking

  • #17
    David Mitchell
    “Taro taught me that people respect spirit, but even cowards don't respect cowards.”
    David Mitchell, Ghostwritten

  • #18
    Paul Kearney
    “I have found that there are two ways of dealing with men. Either you treat them with respect, or you kill them. Anything in between merely breeds resentment and the desire for revenge.”
    Paul Kearney

  • #19
    Cameron Conaway
    “Fights begin and end with handshakes.”
    Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

  • #20
    Steve Maraboli
    “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself.”
    Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

  • #21
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Some of the best people that ever lived have been as destitute as I am; and if you are a Christian, you ought not to consider poverty a crime.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #22
    Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
    “I did not want to be taken for a fool – the typical French reason for performing the worst of deeds without remorse.”
    Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, The Crimson Curtain

  • #23
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #24
    Maya Angelou
    “I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #25
    Maya Angelou
    “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #26
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
    Corrie ten Boom

  • #27
    Thomas Merton
    “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
    Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

  • #28
    Paulo Coelho
    “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”
    Paulo Coelho, Brida

  • #29
    Stieg Larsson
    “Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.”
    Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • #30
    George MacDonald
    “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
    George MacDonald

  • #31
    Mary M. Ricksen
    “Know that love is truly timeless.”
    Mary M. Ricksen



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