I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.
The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.
All my problems bow before my stubbornness.
...it appears to me, the doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelyhood pursue.
There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.