“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” 

Laurence Sterne

Self-respect shapes our character; respect for others shapes our interactions.

Laurence Sterne, an 18th-century novelist and clergyman, highlights the dual importance of respect in shaping both personal integrity and social behavior. This quote underscores that respect starts within ourselves and extends outward to our interactions with others. Respect for ourselves sets a foundation for our moral choices, while our respect for others influences how we engage with the world socially and professionally. Sterne’s insight reminds us that cultivating a respectful attitude is essential for building a life of dignity and harmonious relationships.

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