Quote by John W. Gardner
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
This quote implies that showing respect for individuals as they are can have a positive impact on their personal growth and development. By acknowledging and valuing their current state, we create a foundation for effective support and guidance towards improvement. Approaching others with respect fosters a sense of trust and understanding, allowing us to better identify their needs and provide assistance that is tailored to their unique circumstances. Such an approach promotes a more successful and empowering journey towards self-improvement and transformation.
If gratitude and esteem are good foundations of affection, Elizabeth's change of sentiment will be neither improbable nor faulty. But if otherwise--if regard springing from such sources is unreasonable or unnatural, in comparison of what is so often described as arising on a first interview with its object, and even before two words have been exchanged, nothing can be said in her defence, except that she had given somewhat of a trial to the latter method in her partiality for Wickham, and that its ill success might, perhaps, authorise her to seek the other less interesting mode of attachment.