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If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
Henry David Thoreau
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love.
Honore de Balzac
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When people hold you in high esteem, it's very delicate relationship. When they meet you they're putting all their chips up. It's make or break.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
J. Paul Getty
Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.
It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish.
Luc de Clapiers
Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
When I hit around 65, 66, I started to feel tremendous worth and incredible personal esteem. I was becoming very cognisant of my contribution to the American spirit of helping your fellow man and all of the good stuff.
Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.
Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
I grew up in a home environment where I wasn't getting esteem for anything I did.
The knights of the theater represented to me not only the pinnacle of the profession but the esteem in which the profession was held. To find myself, to my astonishment, in that company is the grandest thing that has professionally happened to me.
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