Top 365 Dignity Quotes

In this post, you will find great Dignity Quotes from famous people, such as Booker T. Washington, Neil Nitin Mukesh, James Green Somerville, S.E. Cupp, Frankie Grande. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as muc

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
I don’t believe in rebound relationships and happy sex. Everything has to happen with dignity.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
John the Baptist was supposed to point the way to the Christ. He was just the voice, not the Messiah. So everybody‘s calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth.
James Green Somerville
Walking away from fame, whether by choice or necessity, isn’t a bad thing. In fact for many, it’s likely saved their lives, careers, families and basic dignity. More celebrities should probably try it.
My mother is a rock. She’s my rock, she’s Ariana’s rock, and she has been a huge example of how to get through some difficult situations with strength, dignity, her head held high.
I think we need to communicate more effectively how we treat you with respect and dignity as a customer.
I’ve always said when age or infirmity gets the better of me, I’m off to whichever civilised country lets the elderly die with dignity.
Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.
My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can’t.
As long as our people, youth, businesses and individuals engage the issues of the day civilly in our democracy, and treat their fellow Singaporeans and foreigners within our midst with dignity and empathy, and endeavor for a more caring society, the best years of Singapore, a Singapore for all, are ahead of us.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
William Manchester
In the beginning of the year 1665, I found the method of approximating series and the rule for reducing any dignity of any binomial into such a series.
The people who serve your fast food lunch or your after-work drinks deserve dignity – and if big companies don’t start paying them enough for a decent standard of living, they have the power to close these businesses. But no one goes on strike lightly.
Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a ‘new and improved‘ form – and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied ‘host organisms‘ into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.
The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy.
Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out.
It’s never been clearer that unrestrained market forces do not produce the kind of societies we aspire to – economically stable and socially inclusive, where citizens have access to secure jobs with the dignity of a fair wage and a welfare safety net.
Perhaps what’s needed now is a bolder form of censure after all, because the Internet is not a universal human right. If people cannot be trusted to treat one another with respect, dignity and consideration, perhaps they deserve to have their online freedoms curtailed.
I think a lot of my songs are very silly and very stupid, written to entertain people, but in the end, I always come to that last line, and I feel that I have to wrap this up with a bit of dignity and a little tear in the eye; otherwise, the joke would be on the characters in the song.
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
There’s a wonderful stable of directors I’ve worked with, and work I’ve done that has dignity and meaningfulness.
I don’t want to go on much longer, really. I think that would suggest a lack of imagination. A certain lack of dignity also.
Today it is time for every child to have a right to life, right to freedom, right to health, right to education, safety, the right to dignity, right to equality, and right to peace.
I think we need to treat everybody with dignity.
Egypt needs to catch up with the rest of the world. We need to be free, democratic, and – society where people have the right to live in freedom and dignity.
The dignity of the Haitian people has been trampled on.
Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat‘s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.
We fight people daily for respect, for our rights and for our dignity.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
The only places where I have found that simple human dignity, that respect for the other man, and the gracious feel of tolerance and humanity have not been either among the heroes of the class-struggle or the ‘thinking men’ but among my simple ‘backward‘ people.
I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been m

I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them – and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
I’ve always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals.
My advice on firing is simple: Treat that person the same way you’d want to be treated if you were in that situation. They’re still a good person, just not the right fit. So how do you help them move on in a productive way that allows them to maintain their dignity?
You can’t solve a dignity problem with military force.
The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity – these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.
Aga Khan IV
When you talk about a man like David Bowie, you have to go in there with dignity.
My father had a way of exposing himself, of showing weakness and still retaining his dignity.
We Catholics have been in the forefront in defending the dignity of the human person. Clericalism is a direct violation of human dignity.
I’m not the only one working for democracy in Burma – there are so many people who have worked for it because they believe that this is the only way we can maintain the dignity of our people.
Obama has no way to conceal that Osama was executed in front of his children and wives, who are now under the custody of the authorities of Pakistan, a Muslim country of almost 200 million inhabitants, whose laws have been violated, its national dignity offended, and its religious traditions desecrated.
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man.
Archibald MacLeish
The right to strike is one of the most important safeguards working people have in this country. It’s a weapon of last resort that has served throughout history as a bargaining tool which allows unions to push for recognition of ordinary workers‘ rights to be paid fairly and treated with dignity.
You can be in films and have a lot of dignity.
Judge Afiuni has suffered enough. She has been subject to acts of violence and humiliations to undermine her human dignity. I am convinced that she must be set free.
What makes America great was a government that was founded to be limited to doing one thing. I really believe the whole purpose of America, the aspirational value – why everybody who wants to come to this country wants to come here – was because we respected the dignity of every living person.
I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.
Dorothy Stang
There are so many low points with stand-up. You are perpetually humiliated, so it doesn’t really matter anymore. I don’t have any dignity left to lose. An audience can’t hurt you anymore when you’ve been completely dismantled.
I like to make films about people who changed the lives of others and asserted human dignity.
To retain his dignity, an artist must live in opposition. He must be critical of his country. If not, then he is worthless.
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did.
Henry Flynt
Israel no longer has allies in Egypt and in Tunisia, we are saying to the Zionist enemies that times have changed and that the time of the Arab Spring, the time of the revolution, of dignity and of pride has arrived.
I realize now that I’ve hoped to be great – as an actress, as a mother – because I want to embody the greatness of women who didn’t get to be all they could have been. Their dignity, their courage, and their brilliance make me strive to be better. They’re a part of me.
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to restore dignity and humanity to our immigration policies and to respectfully uphold America’s legacy as a nation of immigrants.
I’ll take my destiny, whatever that may be, but I’m going to fight for my dignity and my honor.
We artists have the dignity to tell the truth to the people, unlike politicians.
I know my destiny is moksh or liberation. I will not die for money or success. I am satisfied living the life I am leading, and I will die with dignity.
If someone called and the role was good and there was dignity and integrity in the piece, I’d be up for it, of course I would. It’s so hard for older women in acting so when you hear of an older woman having a renaissance in their career, I really applaud it.
It is only the BJP that gave dignity to the film business by giving it industry status.
Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
I got to a point where I wanted to have some dignity in

I got to a point where I wanted to have some dignity in what I’m saying onstage. I want people to hear what I’m saying, regardless of whether or not it gets a laugh. That became a lot more rewarding than straight acting could ever be for me.
The FBI that I see is people, decent people, committed to the highest principles of dignity and professionalism and respect… Now do we make mistakes? You bet we make mistakes, just like everybody who’s human makes mistakes.
We will right the wrongs of the past, and we will do everything in our power to protect the dignity of every Mississippi life.
It’s very tough for a ballplayer to get proud and keep his dignity.
Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities.
I believe that there’s a way to question authority with manners, with dignity. There’s no reason to be rude about it.
The U.N. is biggest platform for all nations. But slowly, its significance, effect, dignity, and use is being reduced. We should worry that we don’t meet the same fate as League of Nations. Their descent was caused as they were not ready for reform. We shouldn’t repeat that mistake.
It is important that the decorum and dignity of the House is upheld at all times. The image of Parliament in the public mind should be one where proceedings, debates and discussions take place with a view to resolve issues through a constructive and co-operative approach.
As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.
Albert Camus, a great humanist and existentialist voice, pointed out that to commit to a just cause with no hope of success is absurd. But then, he also noted that not committing to a just cause is equally absurd. But only one choice offers the possibility for dignity. And dignity matters. Dignity matters.
David Simon
Along the way I have been able to choose some themes which ask questions – not necessarily force a message on anyone, but at least invite the audience to question things: jury service, dignity in dying, Ireland – and not least because they force me to ask myself questions. Where do I stand?
We continue to fight for good jobs that pay well and jobs that last. Helping to get folks back to work is about helping them to regain their dignity and pride. That’s what families care about.
Jodi Rell
The horror of a death without dignity has so much implications for the people who are left behind.
If you look into the religions, they have this deep idea of human dignity and the source of dignity being conscience.
So what we’re talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we’re facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
Inequality is a poison that is destroying livelihoods, stripping families of dignity, and splitting communities.
From online local care portals to greater use of personal budgets we need wholesale change if we are to move the social care system to a level that preserves the dignity and comfort of those who depend on it.
Dignity, respect, and citizenship for essential workers is personal for me and in the best interest of our country.
I do genuinely believe that young people who play sport at a competitive level, sensibly controlled, sensibly organised, that has to be a good thing. It will teach them to win, it will teach them to lose with dignity and magnanimity – all the things you want. It’s a pretty good metaphor for life.
If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.
In the 1950s, the black men and women and their white allies who fought for civil rights and basic human dignity could look to the federal government. If the racist sheriff and his troops beat them with batons or sprayed them and their children with water cannons, the attorney general would act.
Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate need to defend their national dignity – and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.
I am making myself less frequent in the Lady World than I have been. I must keep up my dignity, or rather, I must attend more to politics and less to love.
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
I’m very sensitive to the incredibly diverse range of opinions within religious and secular communities, and honestly, I’d appreciate if we focused first on the experiences and dignity of the people.
To be stripped of your freedom, to be stripped of your dignity and the respect you once had, to lose it all and then see life pass you by while you’re sitting inside a prison cell, to wake up one day and get it all back – it’s a very humbling feeling.
There is a way to grow old and still have dignity.
I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect.
Since taking office, President Obama has worked to restore a positive vision of American leadership in the world – leadership defined, not by the threats and dangers that we will oppose, but by the security, opportunity and dignity that America advances in partnership with people around the world.
When I was a kid growing up, I liked the sympathetic characters played by Alan Arkin, Jack Lemmon, and James Stewart. They were my heroes. No matter what happened to them, they survived with their dignity intact.
I have not seen much dignity in the process by which we die. The quest to achieve true dignity fails when our bodies fail.
Sometime in my 20s, a wise mentor said something that d

Sometime in my 20s, a wise mentor said something that dramatically changed my outlook and that has stayed with me ever since. She told me to ‘wear the mantle with dignity and pride.’
President or Prime Minister are not any individuals. They are an institutions in itself, and in democracy, we should ensure that the dignity of the institutions is not lowered.
David Anspaugh, who was my first director, on ‘Rudy,’ was all about empowering the actor, making you feel comfortable and appreciated, allowing you to keep your dignity, and treating you like a man. Being treated like a grown-up makes you proud to be involved in a film.
I fight to prioritize black mothers and black children because we deserve to live in a world where our healing is centered and our lives are treated with dignity, respect, and care.
I work with a group called Compassion & Choices in California. It’s attempting to get death with dignity legalised in California, the idea being that so goes California, so goes the rest of the U.S., at least.
The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred – this is the road we have chosen.
Maintaining dignity and staying calm in a show like ‘Bigg Boss‘ is a very big task.
Economic growth and ‘future superpower‘ status is all very good but that doesn’t guarantee dignity for every individual.
America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
Housing is stability. Housing is dignity. Housing is absolutely necessary, critical infrastructure.
Most people think that a widow is inhabiting some elegiac world of – it’s like Mozart‘s ‘Requiem Mass.’ You know, it’s very beautiful and elevated thoughts and some measure of dignity. I didn’t have that experience at all. I had one pratfall after another.
Promoting tolerance and human dignity is one of mankind‘s unfinished challenges.
When I was young and getting bullied at school and really not feeling like I would amount to much and staying isolated, my mom used to say to me a lot about how you treat people and always having dignity and respect.
All of us wish for a dignity that commands respect. But few have it.
There really is only one difference between the two. Mr. Trump promises to support religious liberty and the dignity of the unborn. Mrs. Clinton promises she will not.
I want to age with some dignity.
All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.
Paul Claudel
Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.
The real challenge lies in maintaining dignity while being funny. I am in awe of Krushna Abhishek’s energy and Bharti Singh’s wit. They are infectious and selfless.
Securing dignity for everyone in old age means transforming support for families who look after their elderly and disabled loved ones, and fully joining up the NHS and social care – not setting local services in aspic.
Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.
Once we accept violence as an adaptation, it makes sense that its expression is calibrated to the environment. The same individual will behave differently if he comes of age in Detroit, Mich., versus Windsor, Ontario; in New York in the 1980s versus New York now; in a culture of honor versus a culture of dignity.
It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
I loved being in the theater. It was a place of enormous excitement and happiness and safety and respect and dignity. It was a place where, if you did your job, you weren’t a kid – you were a full person worthy of respect from all the adults in the company.
Sports play a very important role in consolidating the national strength, adding lustre to the country’s prestige and honour, inspiring people with national dignity and pride, and imbuing the whole society with revolutionary mettle.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make… that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
It is up to us to push for a transformation in political culture in which the basic human dignity of migrants is unequivocally respected.
Usually, family films have characters speaking with each other with much dignity and respect.
Sunny Deol
We believe in the dignity of man as an individual, what

We believe in the dignity of man as an individual, whatever his race, colour or creed, and his right to better, fuller, and richer life.
Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated – it’s time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work.
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.
We will maintain the city as a slaughter-free place to promote the dignity of animal coexistence. If Seoul slaughter activity occurs again, we will use all means to block it.
Robert Plant, Kenny Chesney, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, this incredible array of folks, all taught me a way to carry yourself with dignity.
I will do everything in my power to ensure our country is a place where everyone, whatever their gender identity or sexual orientation, can be themselves and live their lives with dignity and respect.
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
Philip Massinger
For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
Olof Palme
I try to handle myself with dignity.
The Constitution treats religious belief as uniquely special, uniquely central to the dignity of the human person, and, for that reason, beyond the power of the state to control.
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.
The death penalty confronts us with a penetrating moral question: Can even the monstrous crimes of those who are condemned to death and are truly guilty of such crimes erase their sacred dignity as human beings and their intrinsic right to life?
If you’re locked into a philosophy of nickels and dimes, then you have a pretty limited approach to life. I don’t need a lot of money to live with dignity.
Pernell Roberts
I think we ought to provide much more dignity and respect to individuals who need some care and assistance, whether they are chronically ill or disabled or seniors, it’s the right thing for this country to do.
Human dignity is based upon freedom, and freedom upon human dignity. The one presupposes the other.
For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.
Bernhard von Bulow
Somewhere along the way, I think I realised that taking yourself seriously is the worst thing that you can do in life, so once I let that go, I’ve just let it all go. I have no standard of personal dignity.
The biggest problem in Italy is work. And out-of-control immigration damages the labor market because Italians can’t compete with illegal workers who are being exploited. So to restore dignity to work, we must control immigration.
Chan Ho had a great career and was the exemplification of class, dignity and character.
Lurch’s quietness is a result of personal dignity. He appreciates things of quality. His greatest joy is playing Bach on the harpsichord, and he recognizes the music as the result of ‘a great human effort to express.
The dignity of our neighbors deserves to be defended.
From deep in the slave hut is somebody calling over 150 years to all of our experiences and all of our ideas on human respect, and all of our ideas on dignity. And I felt like that’s just incredibly powerful.
I’m not bankrupt of fun, life, my dignity, my character, my essence.
The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.
If we care about life and the dignity of all life, then we care about the dignity of all life, and that includes the human life of children.
Women of every age and size really just want to look sexy, while retaining their power and dignity.
Fair tax does not mean we don’t want to encourage wealth creation. Wealth creation is how we raise the money to pay for world class schools and hospitals, for proper care of the weak, and dignity for the elderly.
There’s no dignity in hiding from an undignified story. You don’t want to die the death of 1000 cuts. Just get the whole thing out… the entire thing, every detail, answer the questions and move on.
White lies keep social dignity intact and are far more prevalent than most people realize. Several studies have found that an average person is lied to from 10 to 200 times a day – mostly just to keep a conversation going, to avoid conflict, or to establish a connection with someone.
Like all women, I am entitled to be treated with dignity and respect at work.
Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
Every American must be guaranteed dignity and independe

Every American must be guaranteed dignity and independence in their retirement.
The office of the president is meant to confer dignity.
To our Palestinian neighbours, I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate.
When members of this House use inflammatory language, use offensive language, it does not help the process. It is beneath the dignity of this body and this country.
I think the world consists of yin and yang. There should be a balance, and it’s important to coexist peacefully, with respect and dignity, and whenever those lines are crossed I think it’s important for people to speak up for what they believe in.
There is a certain dignity to being French.
I think that whether someone is a Christian or not, the idea that a human life has dignity and intrinsic worth should be clear enough.
I cannot possibly believe that I have it made while so many black brothers and sisters are hungry, inadequately housed, insufficiently clothed, denied their dignity as they live in slums or barely exist on welfare.
Governments must ensure that the power of blogs is cultivated and implemented in collaborative ways, with a view to preserve peace and human dignity.
Nayef Al-Rodhan
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
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.
Gentrification is stripping people not only of their homes but also of their dignity and their lives, and it is effectively whitening public spaces.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
It’s an extraordinary experience to encounter the two kinds of deaths of my parents, one violent and jagged, it hits you like a tornado, the other, gentle with grace and dignity.
I’m a working woman of 80 trying to work out what the image I can project is. How I can do it with, you know, dignity.
When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable, and just world.
The only hard-and-fast rules a Perot must operate under are getting a sound education; being honest and ethical in our business dealings; treating the people who work for us with respect and dignity; and, finally, a Perot cannot be afraid to take risks when appropriate.
Ross Perot, Jr.
The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.
I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one’s own and helping to raise that of others.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.
I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I’m only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I’m just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
A red tie is contrary to the dignity of the tie and of male dress in general.
I believe in capitalism. I need to make a profit, but I would like to do it with ethics, dignity, morals. It’s my dream.
The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual.
The first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency made it clear: Trump’s Gonna Trump. No newfound dignity for him.
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
Women are not different creatures from men. They don’t need to be extra careful around us. They just need to treat us with the same basic respect and dignity that they show to other men.
‘Death with dignity’ is our society’s expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life’s last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature’s ongoing rhythms.
If you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you have differences, you can find common ground on a way forward.
What we need to do is understand that we have to love e

What we need to do is understand that we have to love each other, that we have to see each other have worth and dignity and value.
We carved it in stone: no matter the place of your birth or the hue of your skin, you can live in California in safety, dignity, and, yes, sanctuary.
I was interested in maintaining the dignity and the hearts of the songs, letting them breathe and become what they are.
Ryan Cabrera
The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.
Come on, just because I’m an entertainer it doesn’t mean I don’t have any dignity!
We either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don’t. There is no middle ground.
We are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect.
Al Qaeda’s message that violence, terrorism and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking dignity and hope is being rejected each day in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and throughout the Arab lands.
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Sophie Swetchine
We had people of all backgrounds coming together – all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.
Dorothy Height
Work is at the core of human dignity.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
I have a lot of dignity and am my own woman who does not dance to anyone’s tunes.
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
As a reggaeton act, I’ve always felt people are looking down on us and expecting us to fail. That’s enough of a burden, and we automatically try to act with dignity.
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
No person with a sense of the dignity of mankind can condone the persecution of the Jewish race in Germany.
There is no dignity without work. You can’t tell someone who has nothing to eat to stay patient.
Beji Caid Essebsi
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
I love Obama’s calm and dignity. A lot of people confuse that with being aloof, but I know people that have held that job. It’s a 24-hour barrage of information.
The Torah is the foundational text for Jewish law, but the Haggadah is our book of living memory. We are not merely telling a story here. We are being called to a radical act of empathy. Here we are, embarking on an ancient, perennial attempt to give human lives – our lives – dignity.
It comes down to the way you treat people. When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time, you can work through anything.
John Bacon
Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty.
Mankind’s feeling of responsibility to create a decent life and make it worth living with dignity has always been stronger than the will to kill life.
Tawakkol Karman
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they’re doing and saying in films right now just shouldn’t be allowed. There’s no dignity anymore and I think that’s very important.
I try to give my best to everything I do. I don’t think of housework as beneath my dignity; that’s just the way I was brought up.
Ebola is a humiliating disease that strips you of your dignity. You are removed from family and put into isolation where you cannot even see the faces of those caring for you due to the protective suits – you can only see their eyes.
Stabilizing the euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another. A world in which material values are everything and spiritual values nothing is neither a stable state nor a good society. The time has come for us to recover the Judeo-Christian ethic of human dignity in the image of God.
I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
Self respect and dignity are more important for a woman than success.
Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting ne

Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back – when there’s some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth.
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
The appeal of conservatism is the mutuality it asserts between individual and political freedom, its beautiful idea of a free man in a free society. And it offers minorities the one thing they can never get from liberalism: human rather than racial dignity.
Any country must establish control over its borders. That is essential to sovereignty and the security of our citizens. But America, at our best, has balanced that political, legal, and social objective with an appreciation for the benefits of immigration and a sense of respect for the dignity of all human beings.
We treated all of the dead with dignity.
Politics is a game of great patience. A woman has to hold her ground and maintain dignity, holding her head high.
Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world.
I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes, I don’t know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with.
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.
The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
Treating everyone with dignity and respect is of utmost importance to me and are values we instill and take very seriously at Mylan.
I didn’t appreciate the young woman that I was, or my young beauty, because I was so obsessed with the fact that I felt fat. It’s never good to add to anybody else‘s suffering. It’s an important topic to really get the gravity and the importance of – dealing with dignity.
My father was at the forefront of the economic justice movement – fighting for and with Black women who were on welfare for dignity and for enough support to feed their families, shelter their kids.
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Grover Cleveland
Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown‘s trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.
I think sometimes people project things on you, but I’m trying to handle everything that’s happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can’t necessarily win all the time.
Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.
Are we a people who put politics over integrity? Or are we a country of voters and leaders, men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, colleagues, humans who care about treating each other with basic dignity?
Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.
When I started Giorgio Armani in the mid-’70s, I realized that women needed a way to dress that was equivalent to that of men – something that would give them dignity, an attitude that would help them handle their work life.
Gay rights are not primarily marriage rights, and for the millions who live in unaccepting places with no resources, dignity remains elusive. I am lucky to have forged meaning and built identity, but that’s still a rare privilege. And gay people deserve more, collectively, than the crumbs of justice.
When you deprive people of their right to live in dignity, to hope for a better future, to have control over their lives, when you deprive them of that choice, then you expect them to fight for these rights.
I learnt about the universe. I learnt about human rights and human dignity – this was so new to me.
I feel like there’s a dignity in silence and I think if I retaliate to negativity with negativity then we’ve evened out. And I don’t need to even that out because if somebody’s being negative, I need to be the better person.
The struggle for human rights is at its core a struggle for human dignity.
Trump can embrace dictators and gulags, but we the people stand for human rights, for dignity, for keeping families together.
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
Watching a person lose their dignity used to be uncomfortable, and now it’s an expected part of the program that we’re becoming comfortable with.
Lisa Kudrow
The disintegration of the culture starts with the artist. I’m on a crusade to turn the tide in the arts, to restore dignity to the arts and, by extension, to the culture.
I think there is room out there to show the grace and dignity of women like Laura Bush.
Americans broadly consent to funding clinical research

Americans broadly consent to funding clinical research because they believe in the promise of medical research. But people support scientific work only if they trust that it serves societal interests, respects patient dignity and operates with guardrails.
The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
Ali Khamenei
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.
Labor, and the ability to earn one’s own way, is central to dignity and, indeed, to vocation. Christians should seek to broaden the private economy to include more individuals in remunerative labor.
Silence is my dignity.
That means that every human being – without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social originpossesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
Hans Kung
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
I learnt a hard fact: that dignity is a luxury in our country.
We believe in the dignity of every life, the possibility of every mind, the divinity of every soul. This is our true North.
Elizabeth Dole
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
There’s no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States.
In California, you can stretch your arms out and not be touching another person. You get space, sun and, in general, dignity.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves.
The few days that I shot with Jayalalithaaji, I got to observe her very closely. I was very impressed by her grace, beauty, and dignity. She came to the sets with her mother. So did I. She remained aloof on the sets and didn’t speak much to anyone.
My mother married my father in 1956. She was twenty-eight, and he was thirty-one. She loved him with a fierce steadiness borne of loyalty, determination, and an unyielding dignity.
Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
Abbie Hoffman
Work requirements offer opportunities to lifting individuals out of poverty, empower them with the dignity of work and self-reliability while also allowing states to control the costs of their Medicaid programs. They also assist people to gain the skills necessary for long-term independence and success.
Staring prejudice in the face imposes a cruel discipline: to structure your anger, to achieve a certain dignity, an angry dignity.
Our seniors deserve dignity, high-quality care, and a government that works for them.
Where there is no work, there is no dignity.
To get health insurance, you give up your dignity – that’s what I thought being an actor was. So when ‘GLOW’ came along, I was shaking reading it because I hadn’t really allowed myself to dream of a show like this.
Christ’s Church is, above all, the spiritual temple where every Christian knows he has his place: he knows he has it, and he is aware of his duty to keep it with honor, dignity, and grace.
Pope John XXIII
In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty.
Claudio Hummes
Every institution has its own dignity, and if people don’t respect the dignity of those institutions, it affects the whole system.
The more I see, hear, and think in Europe, the more I wish for every measure that can ensure to the United States dignity, power, and public confidence.
For those who support same-sex marriage – and I support it without reservation – the ideal of equality and the belief in the dignity of same-sex relationships necessarily makes the issue seem a great deal like the civil-rights struggles of the past.
It’s up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls.
How do you be a 45-year-old man in a rock band, do it well, keep your dignity and not become a parody of yourself? I don’t think it will be simple.
Nate Mendel
It's not always easy to take the high road when you are

It’s not always easy to take the high road when you are hurting, but in the long run at least you still have your integrity and dignity.
I see a New York where people who are down on their luck can get back on the road to responsibility, a job and dignity.
Family is the future, security is the future, work is the future, investment is the future, dignity is the future.
He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.
The dignity of everyday life – the beauty of it, the attitude of it – is what I live around. And it is never on screen, and it is certainly never associated with Africa. If we see Africa at all, it is always used as a backdrop: a big blob of a continent rather than a specific street or a country or a place.
Education is a human right – a recognition of dignity that each person should be afforded.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
What poor people go through, it’s amazing they don’t do more violent things! If they’d just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you’re working, but then you’ve got to face all the insults, too.
If it is written for me to lose, I’ll lose with dignity and give credit.
I believe at the heart of any revolution for social justice and human dignity are consent and agency, the unequivocal belief that I own my body – not the state, not the church/mosque/temple, not the street and not the family.
I think the president should be accessible, should answer questions that aren’t pre-screened, but I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.
If you had a friend going through a lot, you wouldn’t give them a hard time for going through it. You’d be like, it’s ok you’re going through it. So offer yourself the same grace and dignity that you’d offer to others.
When Jim Irsay called me five years ago, he told me, ‘I want you to be our coach and help us win the Super Bowl.’ He told me, ‘We are going win it the right way. We are going to win it with great guys; win it with class and dignity. We are going to win it in a way that will make Indianapolis proud.’
I’ll take my destiny, whatever that may be, but I’m going to fight for my dignity and my honor.
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
We in the Jewish community must ask ourselves what role we are going to play in changing policies and practices that discriminate against LGBT Americans. We have a special responsibility and civic duty to ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity and equality.
That’s one of the things I hope that the book can do, is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque.
Fairs are beneath the dignity of art. To stand there in a booth and hawk your wares – it is just not how you sell art.
You can recognize women who are grateful to be a daughter of God by their outward appearance. These women understand their stewardship over their bodies and treat them with dignity.
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
Owen D. Young
I speak for all Malaysians in expressing my admiration for the Queen and the grace, poise and selflessness with which she has carried out her duties during her long reign. She represents the very best of British traits: dignity, resilience and hard work.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
For me, if I have done my duty, the continued approbation of Congress and the Marine Committee will make me rich indeed, and far more than reward me for a life of service devoted from principles of philanthropy, to support the dignity of human nature.
I hope we have a whole lot of healthy men out there impacting their wives and daughters with a sense of value and dignity. They can have a huge impact. It takes a secure man to breed that sense of security in his family.
All spiritual things are to be treated with sacred dignity. Humility and meekness are in accordance with the life of Christ, but they are to be shown in a dignified way.
Respect for the dignity of the human person is the foundational principle of any just society. From a Catholic perspective, it also forms the foundation of all of our Church’s social teachings.
Salvatore J. Cordileone
Our children, and every person, deserve to live in dignity with a roof over their head and a safe environment to call home.
Fidel Castro represents the dignity of the South American continent against empires. He’s a living legend: an icon of independence and freedom across the continent.
Nicolas Maduro
Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.
Through the 1990s, ‘Reason’ was a voice of ‘dissident feminism,’ upholding the equal dignity of both sexes and supporting the rights of individuals against a government that had gone mad over sexual harassment.
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of str

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn’t alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.
Flora Lewis
I’m worried about that man or woman sitting around – the coffee table tonight or in their kitchen talking about how are we going to get to work. How are we going to have the dignity to take care of our family.
Head lice have their own animal-rights group, or may as well. The National Pediculosis Association doesn’t exactly advocate letting lice live with dignity, but it does oppose pediculicidal treatments.
We Cubans are voting for our new constitution, we’re voting for Latin America and the Caribbean. We’re also voting for Venezuela, we’re defending Venezuela because in Venezuela the continent’s dignity is in play.
One of the things I love about Africa is the amount of dignity and respect and humility you see all the time. You don’t realise how often you’re disrespected until you are surrounded by respect.
I get a choice every time I have to open my mouth: that it can be with civility and dignity and grace – or not.
People are tired of being kept from the dignity that allows them to make their own choices.
Each man ought to be granted the dignity and respect to decide his own destiny.
Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.
Dignity belongs to the conquered.
Kenneth Burke
I don’t think we were anti-commercial. But we were anti-contrivance, and like Zeppelin, we found dignity through the music we were playing.
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
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.
When you talk about feminism, you’re talking about the rights of all women and their families to live in dignity, peace, and security. It’s about giving women access to health care and other basic rights.
We want for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect in any situation. And so we’ve been thinking about how do we use our platform to empower women. More than half of our hosts are women, and many are using the extra income to start their own businesses.
I think a British icon is someone who conducts themself with real dignity: someone who is truly talented and modest. These are things that I would aspire to in my career.
Empirical debunking cannot reach the deepest fear of the reactionary mind, which is that the state – that devouring leviathan – will soon swallow up all traces of human volition and dignity. The conclusion is based on conservative moral convictions that reason can’t shake.
My dignity and good television – they’ll never meet.
I have a very good sense of tone, and it’s possible to talk about very personal things and maintain a level of dignity and even privacy – to go to the place, to talk about it, but not get icky.
Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?
I want to work in films but without compromising on my dignity.
Pratyusha Banerjee
Lack of dignity and equal opportunity at workplace for women in cinema is a truth that needs role reversal.
The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive outlook on life. Moreover, they have not lost their will to progress and develop. Mozambique is a country where the people never surrendered.
We need to make sure people continue to have access to retirement plans because everyone deserves the opportunity to retire with dignity and financial independence.
Labour parades compassion for the poor, but it practised casual cruelty by consigning millions to benefits. Yet there’s nothing compassionate about being trapped on benefits, being robbed of the dignity of work, and shut out from the choices that brings.
I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously, and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster.
Cliff Curtis
I have vowed to make my administration‘s educational priorities – indeed, priorities in any issue area – abundantly clear. Students come first, and hardworking faculty deserve every respect and dignity.
My mother always said to carry yourself with dignity and pride, and I just think Audrey Hepburn totally epitomizes that, you know? From such a young age, she was dancing ballet. There was a lot going on in her life… that was during the time of the Nazis.
Treating our customers and each other with respect and dignity is at the core of who we are, and we must always remember this no matter how challenging the situation.
In the real world, as lived and experienced by real people, the demand for human rights and dignity, the longing for liberty and justice and opportunity, the hatred of oppression and corruption and cruelty is reality.
They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
I'm a lady, and I run my business with dignity. I don't

I’m a lady, and I run my business with dignity. I don’t need to be tough. You get nowhere screaming.
Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it’s done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.
You should be able to afford health care for your family. You should be able to retire with dignity and respect. And you should be able to give your children the kind of education that allows them to dream even bigger, go even farther and accomplish even more than you could ever imagine.
I believe that everyone, regardless of their beliefs, deserves the dignity of being called by their name.
Jay Wright is class personified. He wins with class, loses with dignity when he does, which is not often.
Work is at the heart of human dignity.
Frankly, if you do politics, you should not be thinking about your dignity.
Few writers push the reader away with the coolness, dignity, and faint melancholy of Fleur Jaeggy.
Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?
Peter Townshend shows us it’s all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock’n’roll.
We are a party that believes in dignity and respect for one another. We can’t say that is what we want in the country if we don’t behave like that ourselves.
It slaps your dignity just right. I loved the idea of these proud, dignified black men, and I saw the older ones wounded, and it wounded me ten times as much because I couldn’t stand seeing them hurt like this.
Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
Social Security is not just the foundation of America’s retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state’s economy.
To us, mastering the atomic fuel cycle and generating nuclear power is as much about diversifying our energy resources as it is about who Iranians are as a nation, our demand for dignity and respect, and our consequent place in the world.
I completely disagree with Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute on the need for dignity in the marketplace instead of the social safety net, but he is a very persuasive character.
I think it’s more optimistic about human nature to acknowledge that people are the products of their time but then to see that they have moments of grace and dignity that everybody has.
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.
President Barack Obama governed with dignity and effectiveness.
I was the victim of physical and psychological violence, so in order to preserve my personal and professional dignity, I wish to end the contact that ties me to Sporting.
Rui Patricio
Corporate social responsibility is measured in terms of businesses improving conditions for their employees, shareholders, communities, and environment. But moral responsibility goes further, reflecting the need for corporations to address fundamental ethical issues such as inclusion, dignity, and equality.
The life of Cesar Chavez is a story that must be told. He was a man who dedicated his life to accomplishing change in a community that really needed it. He helped a community that was being poorly treated by instilling confidence and providing them with dignity.
I was in chains all the time, 24 hours a day, for three years. I tried to wear those chains with dignity, even if I felt that it was unbearable.
Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation.