Dignity Quotes And Sayings


Dignity Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of dignity quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

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

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

“Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.”
– Aldous Huxley 

“The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.”
– Andrew Cuomo 

“A people must have dignity and identity.”
– Andrew Goodman 

“Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it’s done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.”
– Antonio Banderas

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

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
– Aristotle 

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”
– Aristotle 

“We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.”
– Arthur Ashe 

“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 

“Frankly, if you do politics, you should not be thinking about your dignity.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi 

“I’m not the only one working for democracy in Burma – there are so many people who have worked for it because they believe that this is the only way we can maintain the dignity of our people.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi 

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

“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.”
– Barack Obama 

“I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.”
– Barack Obama 

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

“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 

“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.”
– Bono 

“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

“There is a certain dignity to being French.”
– Brigitte Bardot 

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

“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 

“And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other’s dignity and rights.”
– Carol Bellamy 

“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 

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

“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.”
– Charlie Gonzalez 

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 
– Coco Chanel

“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.”
– Coretta Scott King 

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

“The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual.”
– Daisaku Ikeda 

“Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves.” 
– Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

“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 

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

“The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.”
– Edward Bellamy 

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