One should speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
To earn respected First respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
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.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you
Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book, by the way, it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.
If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.