Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Dignity

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Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
~By Coretta Scott King ~


The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
~By William J. Brennan ~


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.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
~By William Wordsworth ~


To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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.
~By Orhan Pamuk ~


We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
~By Max de Pree ~


Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?
~By Robert Casey ~


I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat.
~By George Grossmith ~


I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
~By Jodie Foster ~


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.
~By William Shatner ~


The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


It comes down to the way you treat people. When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time, you can work through anything.
~By John Bacon ~


Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
~By Rollo May ~


Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy.
~By Debbie Stabenow ~


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


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.
~By Vicente Fox ~


The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.
~By Robert Toombs ~


In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
~By Kofi Annan ~


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


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


Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


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.
~By Emma Goldman ~


I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
~By Karen Duffy ~


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


I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
~By Katie Couric ~


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.
~By Jose Marti ~


Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back - when there's some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth.
~By Sharon Stone ~


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


Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.
~By Thorstein Veblen ~


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.
~By Budd Schulberg ~


Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
~By Mae West ~


Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
~By Samuel Ullman ~


I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.
~By Thomas Erskine ~


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


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.
~By Bayard Rustin ~


Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
~By Sargent Shriver ~


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!
~By Gary Ryan Blair ~


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


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


From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


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


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.
~By John Fisher ~


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


Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
~By Benazir Bhutto ~


I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


A people must have dignity and identity.
~By Andrew Goodman ~


Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
~By Bill Hybels ~


Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
~By Tom Cochrane ~


The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
~By Frank Serpico ~


Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
~By Vartan Gregorian ~


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


Each of us, face to face with other men, is clothed with some sort of dignity, but we know only too well all the unspeakable things that go on in the heart.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


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.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
~By Oriana Fallaci ~


At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did.
~By Henry Flynt ~


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


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


We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
~By Mahmoud Abbas ~


It slaps your dignity just right. I loved the idea of these proud, dignified black men, and I saw the older ones wounded, and it wounded me ten times as much because I couldn't stand seeing them hurt like this.
~By Quincy Jones ~


Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.
~By Jerry Brown ~


When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
~By Abbie Hoffman ~


Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
~By Charles G. Dawes ~


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.
~By Johann Gottlieb Fichte ~


True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
~By Philip Massinger ~


Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
~By William Manchester ~


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.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


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


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


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


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
~By Aristotle ~


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


The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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


Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
~By Tennessee Williams ~


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


Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.
~By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ~


There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
~By Washington Irving ~


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


The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any.
~By Charles Foster Bass ~


As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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


I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
~By Michael Jackson ~


Dignity belongs to the conquered.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


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.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity.
~By Ricardo Montalban ~


Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown's trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.
~By Benny Green ~


The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
~By Hans Kung ~


We continue to fight for good jobs that pay well and jobs that last. Helping to get folks back to work is about helping them to regain their dignity and pride. That's what families care about.
~By Jodi Rell ~


Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?
~By Henry Campbell Bannerman ~


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


All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


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

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