„A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack“

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1905 - 1982

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„People need self-respect, but self-respect must be earned -- it cannot be self-respect if it's not earned -- and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing.“

— Charles Murray (author) American libertarian political scientist, author, and columnist 1943
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/16997889. Crown Forum (2012); ISBN10: 0307453421; ISBN13: 9780307453426.

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„Poker teaches self-reliance, self-control, self-respect, self-denial, and independence. But when cards are wild or are given fictitious authority, the noble game is robbed of its romance, grace and stimulation and degenerates into a gambling scheme.“

— Henry Fountain Ashurst United States Senator from Arizona 1874 - 1962
Johnson, James W. (2002). Arizona Politicians: The Noble and the Notorious, illustrations by David `Fitz' Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona Press. p 118.

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„It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.“

— Brendan Behan, Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections
As quoted in Brendan Behan, Interviews and Recollections (1982), Vol. 2, edited by E. H. Mikhail, p. 186

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„Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.“

— John Herschel English mathematician, astronomer, chemist and photographer 1792 - 1871
As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity : More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson, p. 147