Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
(Charles Baudelaire said)
It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
(Brendan Behan said)
We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.
(Winston Churchill said)
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.