"Forgetfulness is not to be purchased with a wish; and I cannot bestow my esteem on all who desire it, unless they deserve it too."
Judges and senates have been bought for gold; esteem and love were never to be sold.Alexander Pope
As the fire doth mount upwards, and the needle that is touched with the loadstone still turneth to the north, so the converted soul is inclined to God. Nothing else can satisfy him, nor can he find any content and rest but in his love. In a word, all that are converted do esteem and love God better than all the world; and the heavenly felicity is dearer to them than their fleshly prosperity.Richard Baxter
Since, though I do not repent my amorous exploits, I am far from wanting my example to contribute to the corruption of the fair sex, which deserves our homage for so many reasons, I hope that my observations will foster prudence in fathers and mothers and thus at least deserve their esteem.giacomo casanova
Darling, I thought of nothing mean;I thought of killing straight and clean.You're safe; that's gone, that wild caprice,But tell me once before I cease,Which does your Church esteem the kinder role,To kill the body or destroy the soul?vita sackville-west
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.william temple
Oh! if thou hast at length Discover'd that my love is worth esteem, I ask no more but let us hence together, And I let me say we shall yet be happy. Assyria is not all the earth we'll find A world out of our own and be more bless'd Than I have ever been, or thou, with all An empire to indulge thee.lord byron
To know, to esteem, to love, and then to part, Makes up life's tale to many a feeling heart!Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is always so, I guess, validating when you meet somebody that you esteem -- and then they turn out to be everything [you thought] and more.gloria estefan
There are some who esteem that it is a naivety to believe that a moral regeneration may be possible ("soit possible", Fr.); now, if this was not the case, it would not be worth the trouble that humanity continue to vegetate without aim.african spir
I believe that the royal family are a focus of patriotism, of loyalty, of affection and of esteem. That is a rare combination, and we should value it highly.margaret thatcher
They please, are pleased, they give to get esteem, Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.Oliver Goldsmith
The love of esteem is the life and soul of society; it unites us to one another:;: I want your approbation, you stand in need of mine. By forsaking the converse of men, we forsake the virtues necessary for society; for when one is alone, one is apt to grow negligent; the world forces you to have a guard over yourself.
The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem and often confers more reputation than real merit.
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem and in my esteem age is not estimable.
People never realize how much work impacts there self esteem and sense of purpose until they leave a job.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
I believe that the royal family are a focus of patriotism, of loyalty, of affection and of esteem. That is a rare combination, and we should value it highly.
O how far remov'd, Predestination! is thy foot from such As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, O mortal men! be wary how ye judge: For we, who see the Maker, know not yet The number of the chosen; and esteem Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: For all our good is, in that primal good, Concentrate; and God's will and ours are one.dante alighieri
The higher a man is in grace , the lower he will be in his own esteem.
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem .
The Triumph of Wit is to make your good Nature subdue your Censure ; to be quick in seeing Faults , and slow in exposing them. You are to consider, that the invisible thing called a Good Name , is made up of the Breath of Numbers that speak well of you; so that if by a disobliging Word you silence the meanest , the Gale will be less strong which is to bear up your esteem .
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