"Respect" by George Matthew Adams
George Matthew Adams( August 23, 1878 – October 29, 1962) was an American newspaper columnist and founder of the George Matthew Adams Newspaper Service. The following is an essay he wrote on respect. Respect is the name of the person who tends door for your conscience. Their most sacred office in the gift of your character. For, When it "goes wrong," conscience becomes ill unto death. Nothing of winning matters with respect gone! Respect is your most faithful friend, your greatest guide, your most potent protector your safest pilot into port. Nothing of winning matters with respect gone!
And respect is made at home. You are your own respect. For a person can be on no better terms with anybody than their own self. The person without respect is make-believe, a fraud a counterfeit.
Nothing of winning matters with respect gone!
Respect yourself and other people will be compelled to respect you and you will respect them. Respect is the beginning of wisdom. With respect on guard, you look people squarely in the eye without wavering. With respect, active and unafraid, you go ahead to move away rubbish and obstacles and pave a path for other people to walk in from which they profit.
Nothing of winning matters with respect gone! Think about this as you move about today. Let it keep you strong. Let it make you indomitable. Let it lift you from your present position into one higher up. Let it make of you a leader. Nothing of winning matters with respect gone!