Caprice, independence and rebellion, which are opposed to the social order, are essential to the good health of an ethnic group. We shall measure the good health of this group by the number of its delinquents. Nothing is more immobilizing than the spirit of deference.
Objectively, class differences in accent, dress, manners, and general style of life are very much smaller; and one cannot, strolling about the street or travelling on a train, instantly identify a person’s social background as one can in England. Subjectively, social relations are more natural and egalitarian, and less marked by deference, submissiveness, or snobbery, as one quickly discovers from the cab-driver, the barman, the air-hostess and the drug-store assistant.anthony crosland
On the face of this wide earth, Mr. President, there is not one... intelligent champion of the Union cause who does not feel... that the rebellion, if crushed tomorrow, would be renewed if slavery were left in full vigor... and that every hour of deference to slavery is an hour of added and deepened peril to the Union.Horace Greeley
One dwells in suffering if one is without reverence and deference. Now what ascetic or brahmin can I honour and respect and dwell in dependence on?angulimalo
But I have never been able to love what was not lovable or hate what was not hateful, out of deference for some general principle .
Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble , and serve womankind , regardless of rank, age, or color.
The feeling of commiseration is the beginning of humanity ; the feeling of shame and dislike is the beginning of righteousness ; the feeling of deference and compliance is the beginning of propriety ; and the feeling of right and wrong is the beginning of wisdom .
There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.chester a. arthur
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.nicolas chamfort
It is unjust to exact that men shall do out of deference to our advice what they have no desire to do for themselves.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
One was kind, out of a bounty that could hardly be exhausted, to old governesses and gardeners, who could be relied upon to give thanks with proper abjection; one performed public duties, for which one was paid in full by deference; one was chaste, refusing to run away from one's husband with other men who for the most part did not ask one to do so, and who in any case had nothing better to offer than one's own home. Knowing no difficulties one was without fortitude; knowing no criteria but one's own achievements one was without taste.rebecca west
A gentleman is one who understands and shows every mark of deference to the claims of self-love in others, and exacts it in return from them.william hazlitt
You all very well know what deference I always pay, and ever will, to that part of the office of a jury which properly belongs to them. In regard to the law, I have always been as tenacious of the proper function of a Judge, as I have been of that of the jury. I never will, while I have the honour of executing the office of a Judge, attempt to controul or influence their minds in respect of damages; but only submit to them such observations as occur to me upon the evidence.
There are very many characteristics which go to make a model civil servant; prominent among them are probity , industry, good sense, good habits , good temper , patience , order , courtesy , tact , self-reliance , manly deference to superior officers.
The fact is, that you were sick of civility , of deference, of officious attention . You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking, and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone. I roused, and interested you, because I was so unlike them.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness ; to an opponent, tolerance ; to a friend, your heart ; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect ; to all men, charity .
No one would dream of surrendering any practical security , for the advantages of which he is actually in possession, in deference of the a priori jurisprudence of a whole Academy of philosophers .
...and that every hour of deference to slavery is an hour of added and deepened peril to the Union.
...the dark emotions hiding in very human life, whereas in association with others one easily forgets, so easily evades this, is easily stopped in so many ways get the opportunity to begin afresh - thought alone, conceived with due deference, could, I believe, chastise many a man in our day who believes he has already attained the highest.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
deference to popular opinion is one great source of bad writing, and is all the more disastrous because the deference is paid to some purely hypothetical requirement.
And yet no approach to such unanimity is attainable unless some deference shall be paid to the will of the majority simply because it is the will of the majority . In this case the common end is the maintenance of the Union, and among the means to secure that end such will, through the election , is most clearly declared in favor of such constitutional amendment.
The poaching , rick-burning, and cattle maiming of traditional English societies implies a less than universal internalization of deference.
It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.
If your civilization is to survive , we must break with the habit of deference to great men. Great men make mistakes .
Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument , and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.
deference is the instinctive respect which we pay to the great and good the unconscious acknowledgment of the superiority or excellence of others.