Quote of Note #24: Showing Respect to All

American goldfinch; photo by GAC

“We should never insult others on account of their faults, for it is our duty to show charity and respect to everyone.  If we pay attention to the honor and reputation of others, whoever they may be, we shall conduct ourselves not only with moderation and good humor, but with politeness and friendship.”

John Calvin, The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1952/2005, page 33-34.


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