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A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.

The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.
Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.
I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.
I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.
No place in England where everyone can go is considered respectable.
My life has been one long descent into respectability.
Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can't blame them for that, can you?
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
We live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another.
In his private heart no man much respects himself.
Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a
The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.

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