"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."
No one deserves more than he the esteem which he enjoys here. He is a prodigy for his age, full of courage, spirit, judgment, good manners, feelings of generosity and of zeal for the cause of liberty on this continent.lafayette, gilbert du motier, marquis de
Judges and senates have been bought for gold; esteem and love were never to be sold.Alexander Pope
But methought it lessened my esteem of a king, that he should not be able to command the rain.Samuel Pepys
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
What I know is that those who risked their lives to earn the pleasure of God are real men. They managed to rid the Islamic nation of disgrace. We hold them in the highest esteem.osama bin laden
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
So, in our wisdom and fair justice we go on "Giving to dust that is a little gilt, More laud than gold e'er dusted;" proclaiming the merits of the bad wine, and making it, by every token, as enticing as we can; and blessing our stars that the good will be found out by its flavor "without our stir." As it is inestimable, we seek not to win esteem for it; as it is beyond all praise, we bestow no praises upon it.samuel laman blanchard
She that would raise a noble love must find Ways to beget a passion for her mind; She must be that which she to the world would seem, For all true love is grounded on esteem: Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart Than all the crooked subtleties of art.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
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
As to the having and possessing of things, teach them to part with what they have, easily and freely to their friends, and let them find by experience that the most liberal has always the most plenty, with esteem and commendation to boot, and they will quickly learn to practise it.john locke
The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem and often confers more reputation than real merit.
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.
For the Judges of the Court I feel the most sincere respect, esteem and affection. Never have there presided in Westminster Hall magistrates more devotedly anxious to perform in a satisfactory manner the duties of their high office.
The world will never allow any man that character which he gives to himself by openly professing it to those with whom he converseth. Wit, learning, valour, acquaintance, the esteem of good men, will be known although we should endeavour to conceal them, however they may pass unrewarded: but I doubt our own bare assertions upon any of these points, will be of very little avail, except in tempting the hearers to judge directly contrary to what we advance.
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.
For all true love is grounded on 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 .