Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.
— William Shakespeare

Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort deference quote

Great men always pay deference to greater.
— Walter Savage Landor

I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.
— Peggy Cahn

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
— deference quotation by Mia Hamm