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Dignity Quotes

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Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Related topics: Values Spiritual

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
- H. L. Mencken

Dignity is not negotiable.
Dignity is the honor of the family.
- Vartan Gregorian

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

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There is only one terminal dignity -
love.
- Helen Hayes

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world
where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom,
dignity, and respect.
- John Fisher

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful,
to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle
to attempt what is difficult,
is to strip talent of its dignity.
- Jose Marti

More than anything, I think as our country matures,
we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Barbara Boxer

If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity,
without taking your pants down.
And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.
- William Shatner

A creditor is worse than a slave-owner;
for the master owns only your person,
but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
- Victor Hugo

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds,
soon evaporate.
Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti

Watching a person lose their dignity used to be uncomfortable,
and now it's an expected part of the program that we're
becoming comfortable with.
- Lisa Kudrow

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man.
- Archibald MacLeish

Freedom is the open window through which pours the
sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
- Herbert Hoover

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
- Charles G. Dawes

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers,
my books attain a collective dignity.
- E. M. Forster

It's up to us to take pop culture back and to express
quality and dignity for both boys and girls.
- Ashley Judd

I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who
demands that I carry myself with her dignity.
- Maria Callas

That's one of the things I hope that the book can do,
is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque.
- Helen Garner

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity,
the courage to live by grace.
- George Santayana

Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia
into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.
- T. E. Lawrence

They talk of the dignity of work.
The dignity is in leisure.
- Herman Melville

My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
- Adam Savage

There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags;
and hell is a democracy of devils,
where all are equals.
- Herman Melville

There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity,
willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work
that not even blacks want to do in the United States.
- Vicente Fox

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma
is a struggle for life and dignity.
It is a struggle that encompasses our political,
social and economic aspirations.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge
which determines the mind's dignity.
- William Ellery Channing

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about,
he may omit things that he knows.
The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only
one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors,
but in deserving them.
- Aristotle

I think that anything that begins to give people a
sense of their own worth and dignity is God.
- John Shelby Spong

Humanity may endure the loss of everything;
all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity -
all but the possibility of improvement.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

By a lie, a man...
annihilates his dignity as a man.
- Immanuel Kant

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity
both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe

We treated all of the dead with dignity.
- Harry Anderson

And each of us can practice rights ourselves,
treating each other without discrimination,
respecting each other's dignity and rights.
- Carol Bellamy

Very few fighters get the consideration of racehorses,
which are put out to pasture to grow old with dignity
and comfort when they haven't got it anymore.
- Budd Schulberg

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are
united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey

Pride in a man is confused with dignity;
in a woman,
with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to
report that I died with dignity,
without animal fear and without bravado.
I owe that much to myself.
- Caryl Chessman

Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
- John Charles Polanyi

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which
is not diminished by the indifference of others.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand;
that the world owes no man a living but that it owes
every man an opportunity to make a living.
- John D. Rockefeller

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion
which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
- James A. Michener

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper,
or to conciliate with dignity.
- George Grenville

Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.
- Greg Lake

All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression;
all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning.
Everything is either symbol or parable.
- Paul Claudel

We believe in the dignity of every life,
the possibility of every mind, the divinity of every soul.
This is our true North.
- Elizabeth Dole

Too many security officers live day to day.
They just want to be treated with dignity.
- John Wilson

Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate
need to defend their national dignity -
and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.
- Orhan Pamuk

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

When an individual is protesting society's refusal
to acknowledge his dignity as a human being,
his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
- Bayard Rustin

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked,
but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
- Michael J. Fox

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes,
are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
- Charles Dickens

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right.
Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation,
rather than a question mark signifies it!
- Gary Ryan Blair

The primal principle of democracy is the worth and
dignity of the individual.
- Edward Bellamy

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion
of what we call human life -
to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility,
scope, even dignity.
- Archibald MacLeish

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

It is time to effect a revolution in female manners -
time to restore to them their lost dignity.
It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of
man's superiority to all that befalls him.
- Romain Gary

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change
is to establish the sanctity of human life,
the dignity of man, the right of every human being
to liberty and well-being.
- Emma Goldman

A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation.
- James Atlas

What is called for is dignity.
We need to set an example.
- Kenny Dalglish

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
- Richard M. Nixon


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