Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness.
A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.
Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience
In our hearts and in our laws, we must treat all our people with fairness and dignity, regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. . . .
Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence ... What are the fruits of silence? They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.
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.
There's dignity in suffering Nobility in pain But failure is a salted wound That burns and burns again.
Some people in our country seem more concerned about respecting the dignity and privacy of criminals and terrorists than they are about having an airport full of people obliterated, or a completely booked hotel blown to bits. Perhaps they think, Let's not get so upset about attacks on our embassies or military bases. Maybe, they surmise, the terrorists have good reason for attacking us. We have no right to be harassing innocent people in our country. For some people, not even the grotesque images that filled our television screens after al Qaeda's blatant attacks on 9/11 seem enough to wake them out of their utopia feel-good world.
To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
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.
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas
The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him
If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise the whole animal world into dignity, leaving man as far in advance as he is at present
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
Dignity of position adds to dignity of character, as well as to dignity of carriage. Give us a proud position, and we are impelled to act up to it.
Dignity and love do not blend.