Quotes of Dignity

“ Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. ”

- Aristotle

“ 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

“ Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? ”

- Cicero

“ The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world. ”

- Gordon Atkinson

“ Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. ”

- James Thurber

“ Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity. ”

- John Brown

“ Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. ”

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“ One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. ”

- Michael J. Fox

“ Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. ”

- Ovid

“ Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ”

- Rabbi Abraham Heschel

“ Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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

“ There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. ”

- Washington Irving

“ What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable. ”

- Dominique de Menil

“ There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. ”

- Washington Irving

“ 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

“ Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes. ”

- Hannah More

“ Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for. ”

- Robert Maynard

“ They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure. ”

- Herman Melville

“ 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

“ 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

“ Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ”

- Rabbi Abraham Heschel

“ Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? ”

- Cicero

“ Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. ”

- Aristotle

“ One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. ”

- Michael J. Fox

“ 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

“ The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. ”

- Ovid
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