1 "Why, there isn't even a girl worth getting up a respectable flirtation with," he growled.
2 In the great city churches the same tendency is noticeable and in many respects emphasized.
3 He had schooled himself to be respectful to the Judge, and then blundered into his front door.
4 In other respects it is better; it has glass windows, a decent chimney, and a trustworthy floor.
5 In their place, your people can be honest and respectful; and God knows, I'll do what I can to help them.
6 Of course, one small, close room in a city, without a yard, is in many respects worse than the larger single country room.
7 Now it happens that both master and man have just enough argument on their respective sides to make it difficult for them to understand each other.
8 A Negro slum may be in dangerous proximity to a white residence quarter, while it is quite common to find a white slum planted in the heart of a respectable Negro district.
9 Not only is Georgia thus the geographical focus of our Negro population, but in many other respects, both now and yesterday, the Negro problems have seemed to be centered in this State.
10 It is pitiable that frantic efforts must be made at critical times to get law-makers in some States even to listen to the respectful presentation of the black man's side of a current controversy.
11 They cooperate with Mr. Washington as far as they conscientiously can; and, indeed, it is no ordinary tribute to this man's tact and power that, steering as he must between so many diverse interests and opinions, he so largely retains the respect of all.
12 With the prestige of the government back of it, and a directing board of unusual respectability and national reputation, this banking institution had made a remarkable start in the development of that thrift among black folk which slavery had kept them from knowing.
13 In the history of nearly all other races and peoples the doctrine preached at such crises has been that manly self-respect is worth more than lands and houses, and that a people who voluntarily surrender such respect, or cease striving for it, are not worth civilizing.
14 Herein the longing of black men must have respect: the rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures of their inner life, the strange rendings of nature they have seen, may give the world new points of view and make their loving, living, and doing precious to all human hearts.