Excerpt from For The Traveler:
May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.
May you travel safely, arrive refreshed,
And live your time away to its fullest;
Return home more enriched, and free
To balance the gift of days which call you.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.
“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.
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.
Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.
Herbert H. Lehman
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.
Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around
Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.