Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Dignity

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No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


I want to work on respecting individuals' dignity. Equal rights, that's where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that's what we need.
~By Christine Gregoire ~


He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.
~By Don King ~


Dignity belongs to the conquered.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.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


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


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 ~


Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
~By Kjell Magne Bondevik ~


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


Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
~By Ovid ~


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.
~By Lisa Kudrow ~


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 ~


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


Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.
~By Max Frisch ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Aung San Suu Kyi ~


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


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 ~


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


There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.
~By Sammy Davis, Jr. ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
~By George W. Bush ~


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


Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
~By Abraham Joshua Heschel ~


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 ~


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 truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
~By Helen Hayes ~


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 ~


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 ~


To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
~By George Santayana ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner... I felt that I had suddenly acquired value to myself, to my family, and to the world.
~By Elizabeth Stuart Phelps ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
~By Mary Astell ~


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


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


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 ~


Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


Peter Townshend shows us it's all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock'n'roll.
~By Sting ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.
~By Bernhard von Bulow ~

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