Dignity Quotes

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

Aristotle

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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.

Bayard Rustin

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone

Egyptian Proverb

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 friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him

Cyril Connolly

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

George Eliot

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

Cicero

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.

Washington Irving

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.

George Santayana

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.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Dignity and love do not blend.

Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

He was from the old school of those who would differ vigorously with you, but be able to present his different views with dignity.

Ahmed Ali

The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.

Stephen Bantu Biko

Destitute of the lawful means of supporting his rank, his dignity presents a motive for malversation, and his power furnishes the means.

Jeremy Bentham

I saw you then not only as the symbol of your people and its greatness, but as the voice of the invincible and uncompromising conscience of the human race at a time of danger to the dignity of man, created in the image of God. It was not only the liberties and the honor of your own people that you saved.

David Ben Gurion

What could be more absurd, to begin with, than our attitude of high moral outrage against other nations for manufacturing the selfsame weapons that we manufacture? The difference, as our leaders say, is that we will use these weapons virtuously, whereas our enemies will use them maliciously a proposition that too readily conforms to a proposition of much less dignity: we will use them in our interest, whereas our enemies will use them in theirs.

Wendell Berry

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Updated On : December 03, 2013
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