Dignity Quotes

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

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

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.

George Santayana

Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

Tennessee Williams

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance

Elbert Hubbard

Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity

Ellen Key

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.

Gary Bauer

From the day of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave.

George Walker Bush

If our free society is to endure, and I know it will, those who govern must recognize that the Framers of the Constitution limited their power in order to preserve human dignity and the air of freedom which is our proudest heritage.

William Joseph Brennan, Jr.

Man's Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense, that tho' she guide his highest flight heav'nward, and teach him dignity morals manners and human comfort, she can delicatly and dangerously bedizen the rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell.

Robert Seymour Bridges

More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

Barbara Levy Boxer

If we did not bring to the examinations of our instincts a knowledge of their comparative dignity we could never learn it from them

C.S. Lewis

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

Abraham J. Heschel

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener's own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race

Wendell Berry

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.

Wayne Dyer

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

Benjamin Spock

The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.

V.Prabhakaran

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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.

Benjamin Spock

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.

Samuel Ullman

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.

Steve Martin

Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.

Edwin Percy Whipple

A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.

Josiah Gilbert Holland
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