"Respect yourself if you would have others respect you."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Baltasar Gracian on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Baltasar Gracian on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Baltasar Gracian on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Baltasar Gracian on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Baltasar Gracian on Abraham Lincoln
"A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself."
"He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything."
"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."
"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."
"Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."