• You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, scientist and philosopher (1749-1832)

    The words you speak today should be soft and tender ... for tomorrow you may have to eat them. 
    — Unknown

    The highest result of education is tolerance. — Helen Keller, American social activist, public speaker and author (1880-1968)

    Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves. — Bonaro Overstreet, American poet and psychologist (1902-1985)

    Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained. — W.H. Auden, English poet (1907-1973)

    Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. — Jesse Jackson, American political activist and preacher (b. 1941)

    Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them. — Elvis Presley, American rock 

    The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. — Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman), American newspaper advice columnist (1918-2002)

    Prejudice is the child of ignorance. — William Hazlitt, English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)

    Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. — Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American humorist, author and journalist (1835-1910)

    I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.— Booker T. Washington, American educator (1856-1915)

    It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser.— Harry Sheehy, athletic director

    Always imitate the behavior of the winner when you lose. — Anonymous

    Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher (1712-1778)

    A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. — Adlai Stevenson II, American politician, presidential candidate (1900-1965)

    Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased. — Ralph C. Smedley, American founder of Toastmasters International (1878-1965)

    Always imitate the behavior of the winner when you lose. — Unknown

    Respect yourself and others will respect you. — Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu), Chinese sage (551-479 B.C.)

    When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.— Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher (fl. 6th century B.C., possibly apocryphal)

    Respect the rights of others, and you will have peace. — Mexican proverb

    Treat the world well. It was not given to you by your parents. You are borrowing it from your children.— Kenyan proverb

    Respect is love in plain clothes. — Frankie Byrne, Irish radio broadcaster

    It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.— African proverb

    The price of your hat isn’t the measure of your brain. — African-American proverb

    I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. — Jackie Robinson, first Major League African-American baseball player (1919-1972)

    If you want a rose, you must respect the thorns. — Persian proverb

    We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German playwright, poet, novelist (1749-1832)

    All bullies are cowards, and most cowards are bullies. — Proverb

    Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd American President (1882-1945)

    Many argue; not many converse.— Louisa May Alcott, American writer (1832-1888)

    When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. — Arapaho (Native-American) proverb

    Nature has given us two ears and two eyes but only one tongue, so we should hear and see more than we speak. — Greek proverb

    We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. — Aldo Leopold, American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist (1887-1948)

    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. — Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929 - 1968)

    One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking. I always try to think before I talk. — Margaret Chase Smith, politician (1897-1995)