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Dignity Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Dignity.

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

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

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Dignity is not negotiable.
Dignity is the honor of the family.
- Vartan Gregorian

 

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

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

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

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Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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.
- Cesar Chavez

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

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.
- Thorstein Veblen

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.
- Robert Toombs

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
- Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

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

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.
- Carl Paladino

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.
- Victor Hugo

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

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.
- Christine Gregoire

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.
- Max de Pree

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

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

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.
- Emma Goldman

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

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.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within -
strength,
courage, dignity.
- Ruby Dee

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

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.
- John Fisher

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.
- Orhan Pamuk

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.
- John D. Rockefeller

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
- Ovid

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.
- Tom Cochrane

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
- Owen D. Young

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

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.
- Bayard Rustin

Dignity belongs to the conquered.
- Kenneth Burke

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.
- Paul Claudel

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.
- Jose Marti

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

There is no dignity quite so impressive,
and no one independence quite so important,
as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge

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.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

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

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

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

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.
- Caryl Chessman

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.
- Jodie Foster

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.
- Michael Jackson

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

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.
- Luigi Pirandello

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

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.
- Oriana Fallaci

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

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

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.
- Hortense Odlum

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

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.
- William Shatner

A people must have dignity and identity.
- Andrew Goodman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Lisa Kudrow

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.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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!
- Thabo Mbeki


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