Dignity Quotes

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.

Luigi Pirandello

Poverty won't allow him to lift up his head;dignity won't allow him to bow it down.

Madagasy Proverb

Don't be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.

Chiang Kai-Shek

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

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.


A set of global values in keeping with human nature and dignity need to be identified and developed

Nayef Al-Rodhan

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

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

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.
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