09/09/2011 Comments Off on Respect
Respect defined: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or
something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
1. esteem: a feeling or attitude of
admiration and deference toward somebody or something
He has no respect for authority.
2. state of being admired: the state of being admired deferentially
3. thoughtfulness: consideration or thoughtfulness
[14th century. Via French< Latin respectus, past participle of respicere “regard, look back at” < specere “look at”]
“If you’re respectful by habit,
constantly honoring the worthy,
four things increase:
long life, beauty,
– Dhammapada, 8, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Seven of Seven – Unitarian Universalist Statement of Principles
 Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
(Source – Our Seven Principles in Story and Verse – A Collection for Children and
Adults by Kenneth W Collier)