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Dignity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Dignity

Please enjoy these Dignity Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
- Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes,
are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
- Charles Dickens

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

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

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.
- Beverly Sills

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

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

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

We treated all of the dead with dignity.
- Harry Anderson

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

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is,
in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
- George Santayana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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.
- Vicente Fox

Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!
- Gary Ryan Blair

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

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

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

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.
- Archibald MacLeish

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

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.
- Lech Walesa

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

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

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

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

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

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

The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
- William J. Brennan

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


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