Dignity Quotes

The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.

William Wordsworth

Bear the inevitable with dignity.


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

In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.

Kofi Annan

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Owen D. Young

True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn

Philip Massinger

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

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

Dag Hammarskjold

My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect.

John Fisher

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

There's dignity in suffering Nobility in pain But failure is a salted wound That burns and burns again.

Margery Eldredge Howell

Vanity and dignity are incompatible with each other; vain women are almost sure to be vulnerable.

Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

I think the tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing -- his sense of personal dignity.


Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.

Charles G. Dawes
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