Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Dignity

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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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Caryl Chessman ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


This is our lives. The way to give it dignity is to tell the truth.
~By Lee Grant ~


The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
~By Marc Chagall ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
~By Thabo Mbeki ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
~By Steve Martin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


John the Baptist was supposed to point the way to the Christ. He was just the voice, not the Messiah. So everybody's calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth.
~By James Green Somerville ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Dignity belongs to the conquered.
~By Kenneth Burke ~

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