Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Don't undermine a man's self-respect.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes.
What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself.
To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry (29 June 1900 - 31 July 1944) was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars (Terre des Hommes) and Night Flight (Vol de Nuit).