Quotations on Dignity

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We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Dignity, Freedom, Liberty, May, Normality, Support)

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.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Religion, Life, Awareness, Dignity, Mission, Nations, Race, United, Will)

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Time, People, Country, Dignity, Help, Misery, Poverty, Suffering, Today, Tomorrow)

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Accidents, Circumstances, Dignity, Grace, Man)

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Friendship, Dignity, Enemy)

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.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Wisdom, Love, Father, Son, God, Dignity, Eyes)

A penumbra of somber dignity has descended over his reputation.
- James Atlas
(Keywords: Dignity, Reputation)

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
(Keywords: Work, Time, People, Dignity, Respect)

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Morality, Dignity, Freedom)

To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Life, Dignity, Instinct, Vitality)

But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Men, Money, Dignity, Gentlemen, Ideals, Result, Security, Sense)

The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Dignity, Discrimination, Rights, Practice)

The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.
- Edward Bellamy
(Keywords: Democracy, Dignity, Worth)

Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Dignity, Man, Pride, Self, Woman)

The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Government, Peace, People, Opportunity, Progress, Dignity, Security)

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.
- Steven Biko
(Keywords: Consciousness, Country, Dignity, Man, Value)

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Life, Class, Dignity, Question, Right, Style)

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Courage, Dignity, May, State)

Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: Countries, Dignity, Poor)

Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: Contempt, Dignity, Terrorism)

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.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Talking)

More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Women, Country, Dignity, Respect)

The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
- William J. Brennan
(Keywords: Dignity, End, Freedom, Rights, Man, Quest, Will)

There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
- Harry Bridges
(Keywords: Life, War, Equality, People, Hope, Democracy, Dignity, Fight, Will, World)

Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Food, Failure, American, Care, Dignity, Income, Jobs, Production, Talking, Welfare)

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
(Keywords: Policy, Dignity, Independence)

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.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Peace, America, Beliefs, Desire, Dignity, Rights, Man, Mission, Nation, Woman)

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Dignity, EnglFreedom, Ideals, Inheritance, Will)

Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity will we respect? For whose well-being will we, as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: People, Dignity, Rights, Respect, Responsibility, Will)

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Dignity, Religious, Respect, Traditions, United)

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Quality, Knowledge, Dignity, Mind, Quantity)

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.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Work, People, Strength, Despair, Dignity, Needs, Problems)

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself.
- Caryl Chessman
(Keywords: Fear, Belief, Hope, Dignity, Will)

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
(Keywords: Dignity, Expression, Meaning, Symbol)

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: American, Dignity, Fact, Honor, Labor, Lies, Sentiment)

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
- Tom Cochrane
(Keywords: Life, Failure, Betrayal, Compromise, Dignity, Integrity, Tragedy)

To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Contempt, Dignity, Forget)

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Dignity, Independence, Living)

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.
- Katie Couric
(Keywords: Time, People, Dignity, Grace, Manners, Project, Trying)

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
- Noel Coward
(Keywords: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example.
- Kenny Dalglish
(Keywords: Dignity, Example)

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: Dignity, Nothing)

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
- Charles G. Dawes
(Keywords: Dignity, Mediocrity)

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.
- Ruby Dee
(Keywords: Beauty, Courage, Strength, Dignity, Want)

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: People, Dignity, Holiness, Questions)

Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Dignity, Discretion, Forget, Man)

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
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Possibility, Dignity, Divinity, Mind)



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