"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity."
"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."Nathaniel Branden on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Nathaniel Branden on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Nathaniel Branden 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."Nathaniel Branden on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Nathaniel Branden on Abraham Lincoln
"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
"Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause."
"In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn."
"Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss."