If we have simply neglected our duty in this respect, we must make amends by more assiduously cultivating the person injured by our neglect.
We honour our parents, from whom we received our earthly being, and to whom we owe our bringing-up and preparation for the battle of life.
Thus I show honour to another by giving him his title if he have one, and by raising my hat to him, or by yielding to him a place of precedence.
I thereby give expression to my sense of his worth, and at the same time I profess my own inferiority to him.
Here we touch upon the distinctive characteristic of Christian morality as distinguished from pagan ethics.
The ideal type of manhood in the system of Aristotle is drawn for us in that philosopher's celebrated description of the magnanimous man.
We should always honour moral worth wherever we find it, and we may honour the highly talented, those who have been endowed with great beauty, strength, and dexterity, the well-born, and even the rich and powerful for riches and power may, and should, be made the instruments of virtue and well-being.