"When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going."
"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."J. B. Priestley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."J. B. Priestley on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."J. B. Priestley 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."J. B. Priestley on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."J. B. Priestley on Abraham Lincoln
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."