Careful Words

respect (n.)

respect (v.)

Nature's above art in that respect.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Lear. Act iv. Sc. 6.

  There is no respect of persons with God.

New Testament: Romans ii. 11.

  Is there no respect of place, parsons, nor time in you?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Twelfth Night. Act ii. Sc. 3.

She what was honour knew,

And with obsequious majesty approv'd

My pleaded reason. To the nuptial bower

I led her blushing like the morn; all heaven

And happy constellations on that hour

Shed their selectest influence; the earth

Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill;

Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs

Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings

Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 508.

  When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826): Declaration of Independence.

You have too much respect upon the world:

They lose it that do buy it with much care.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 1.