Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?Confucius
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If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.