Dignity Quotes

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.

Virginia Woolf

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment,
A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.

Aniekee Tochukwu

What matters is your convictions.

Wendell Berry

The growth of the exploiters' revolution on this continent has been accompanied by the growth of the idea that work is beneath human dignity, particularly any form of hand work. We have made it our overriding ambition to escape work, and as a consequence have debased work until it is only fit to escape from.

Laura Hillenbrand

Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.


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


Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.

Dejan Stojanovic

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn't implement any of it.

William Shakespeare

Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.

Charlotte Brontë

I see you and St. John have been quarrelling, Jane,' said Diana, 'during your walk on the moor. But go after him; he is now lingering in the passage expecting you - he will make it up.'

I have not much pride under such circumstances: I would always rather be happy than dignified; and I ran after him - he stood at the foot of the stairs.

Charles Bracelen Flood

Death seemed to lose its terrors and to borrow a grace and dignity in sublime keeping with the life that was ebbing away.

Hannah Brencher

Because you deserve dignity, beyond anything else in this world. You deserve a God, and a faith, and a belief that finds you dignified at the core.

Pablo Neruda

Sólo con una ardiente paciencia conquistaremos la espléndida ciudad que dará luz, justicia y dignidad a todos los hombres. Así la poesía no habrá cantado en vano.

Roger Zelazny

I watched the spinning stars, grateful, sad and proud, as only a man who has outlived his destiny and realizes he might yet forge himself another, can be.

Karen Swallow Prior

Rather than majoring in frivolities, women should be educated in useful subjects and 'be furnished with a stock of ideas, and principles, and qualifications, and habits, ready to be applied and appropriated…' - Hannah More

Martin Amis

Religious belief is without reason and without dignity, and its record is near-universally dreadful.

Zack Love

Isn’t it better just to make your own money, and then spend it how and when you want, and with dignity?

Aniekee Tochukwu

Mistake is an event not a person

Martha Gellhorn

What the trees can do handsomely-greening and flowering, fading and then the falling of leaves-human beings cannot do with dignity, let alone without pain.

Unarine Ramaru

The moment you in a relationship, know that every action you take, carries your partner's dignity along with yours.

Mahatma Gandhi

To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.

Virginia Woolf

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.

Jane Austen

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Irak.ibrahim Hussain Didi

there can be no failure to a human who has not lost his courage, unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, human does not lose his being in the society in which he lives

Michael Gaitley

Being reveals itself in all its beauty, splendor, and mystery “to him who contemplates it reverently.” ... What's the most beautiful part of the world, the part that has the greatest dignity? It’s not really a part but a person – it’s every person. Personal being is the greatest wonder of the cosmos.

Bryant McGill

Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love.

Robert A. Heinlein

Darling, a true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times you can be as modest and dignified as your persona requires.

Anthony Liccione

To save face, it's better not to ask sex from the ex, but to give everything the axe.

Richard Von Krafft-Ebing

Nature has made a mistake in the choice of my sexuality and I must do a life-long penance for it, for the moral power to suffer the unavoidable with dignity is lost.

Luigi Pirandello

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.

E.A. Bucchianeri

There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.

William Deresiewicz

[...] art instills the fundamental moral lesson: That you aren't the center of the universe. That others weren't created for your benefit. That they are just as real as you, with equal claimes to dignity and understanding.

Antonia Fraser

[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.

Elizabeth I Tudor

If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.

Elizabeth I Tudor

[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.

Charlotte Brontë

I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand - they only. Know this at last.

Hermann Hesse

الألم وألوان الخيبة والكآبة لا توجد لتحزننا ولتجردنا من القيمة والكرامة، وإنما وجدت ل%A

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

one of the most painful things in life is to be considered as meaningless in an environment where you think you are truly meaningful

Savo Heleta

Still, I never heard him say that he hated or wanted to hurt or kill someone for all the horrific things that had been happening to him and his family.

Anum Sattar

Losing your honor in a person's eye is tantamount losing it for entire humanity.

Christopher Fowler

What humanity wants most is crude sensation.
Really? I thought what humanity wanted most was dignity.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

we may have a better reflection of ourselves in the mirror depending on how thick the opaque substance behind it is; the lighter the substance, the poorer the image; the thicker the substance,the better the image.

Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Mae West

I'm single because I was born that way.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.

Greta Garbo

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.

Dorothy L. Sayers

What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: "You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls"; if the answer is, "But I don't," there is no more to be said.

Octavia E. Butler

People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.

King Michael Of Romania

The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity.

Ellen J. Barrier

We are not going to always agree with each other, but we should have the dignity to always respect each other’s freedom of speech and of choice. Democracy is practiced when we have respect for human rights.

Dian Fossey

The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.

Ernest Hemingway

Then he was sorry for the great fish... How many people will he feed?.. But are they worthy to eat him? No, of course, not. There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behavior and his great dignity.

Auliq Ice

To earn respect, you must earn your own self respect before you can expect others, to respect you.

Okorie Deborah

the quality of your mind depends on the quality of your thought

Michael J. Fox

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Pascal Mercier

To stand by yourself - that was also part of dignity. That way, a person could get through a public flaying with dignity. Galileo. Luther. Even somebody who admitted his guilt and resisted the temptation to deny it. Something politicians couldn't do. Honesty, the courage for honesty. With others and yourself.

Moderata Fonte

[M]en, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. It's just like the crow, when it produces white nestlings: it is so stricken by envy, knowing how black it is itself, that it kills its own offspring out of pique.

Christine De Pizan

[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

Robert Gately

It’s not the destination (of seeking the truth) that creates our dignity or integrity, it’s the journey. From Messages From a Grandfather, by Robert Gately

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