Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Dignity

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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.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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


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 ~


After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.
~By Charlie Gonzalez ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.
~By Henry Mayhew ~


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


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 ~


Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes.
~By George Mason ~


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


Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
~By Flora Lewis ~


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


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


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 ~


There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.
~By John Agyekum Kufuor ~


If a person goes to his job with a firm determination to give of himself the best of which he is capable, that job no matter what it is takes on dignity and importance.
~By Hortense Odlum ~


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 ~


The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal that you can gather votes like box tops is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
~By Adlai Stevenson ~


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


Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
~By Kjell Magne Bondevik ~


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 ~


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


The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
~By Ayatollah Khamenei ~


To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We treated all of the dead with dignity.
~By Harry Anderson ~


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


America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
~By Barack Obama ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
~By Bono ~


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


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 ~


There is no dignity in television.
~By Adam Savage ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
~By Harry Bridges ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty.
~By Claudio Hummes ~


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.
~By Paul Claudel ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
~By Olof Palme ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.
~By Dorothy Stang ~


Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.
~By Ellen Key ~


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


Only man has dignity; only man, therefore, can be funny.
~By Ronald Knox ~


Thresholds of pain, indignity and incapacity are entirely personal.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


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


We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.
~By Dorothy Height ~


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 ~


Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons.
~By Helen Prejean ~


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


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


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 ~


Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
~By Denis Diderot ~


This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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


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 ~


What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.
~By Kate Millett ~


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 ~


I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
~By Noel Coward ~


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 ~


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 ~

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