Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Dignity

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.
~By Steven Biko ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
~By Laura Schlessinger ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity.
~By Carl Paladino ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 E. Stevenson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
~By Owen D. Young ~


My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't.
~By Beverly Sills ~


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 ~


Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
~By George Santayana ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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February 5 ,2023
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