Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Vanity and dignity are incompatible with each other; vain women are almost sure to be vulnerable.
And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.
I define sustainable history as a durable progressive trajectory in which the quality of life on this planet or other planets is premised on the guarantee of human dignity for all at all times and under all circumstances.
A set of global values in keeping with human nature and dignity need to be identified and developed
Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.
I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence
I have preserved my identity, put its credibility to the test and defended my dignity. What good this will bring the world I don't know. But for me it is good.
Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line.
In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity.
It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.
Human life has dignity at every age; the taking of innocent human life is always wrong. I believe our nation at every level of government must reject any scheme to permit or promote assisted suicide and euthanasia. We must encourage new efforts to assist patients approaching the end of life to cope with their pain through medical, psychological, and social means.
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse
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.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn
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.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.
Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.
It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.