Friday, September 3, 2010

Spin Cycle--R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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The Spin Cycle this week is all about respect.

I thought I'd find some quotes about respect:
  • Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne
  • To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. - Author Unknown
  • Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human. - John Cogley
  • Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none. - Giuseppe Mazzini
  • That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker
  • Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around-Anonymous
Respect is hard to earn but easy to lose.  Without respect society does not work, but fear does not lead to respect.  And respect starts with yourself.  once you respect yourself, respect for others is easier to have and demonstrate.  I'm trying to teach my boys to have courtesy and respect for those around them--mostly by teaching manners--cause that's where it starts for most of us.
This Spin brought to you courtesy the Spin Cycle for Sprite's Keeper.

9 comments:

shortmama said...

Respect is something that I think most have forgotten these days..along with common sense

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'm loving that first quote! Anonymous says some very deep things. :-)
You're linked!

Carol said...

"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker"

There it is! You'll gain more by doing what is right than by taking the easy way out. Your quotes are so right on. Thank you.

Heather said...

Good post.
Defintely the best way to get respect is to give it.

Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

"Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around-Anonymous"

Thats the one I try to live by.

I am pretty sure you are going to do great at teaching and showing by example what respect and manners are to your boys.

Lourie said...

Respect is a rare and precious gem!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I absolutely agree that respect is hard to earn but easy to lose. Amen! :)

Spinning Up Some Respect

Raven said...

Those are some great quotes!

Momma Fargo said...

Great post and great words!

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