65 Dignity Quotes On Success In Life

These dignity quotes will inspire you. Dignity, the quality of a person that makes him or her deserving of respect, is sometimes shown in behavior or appearance. The state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dignity quotes, dignity sayings, and dignity proverbs.

Best Dignity Quotes

  1. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.” ~ Ruby Dee
  2. “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life . . .” ~ Nelson Mandela
  3. “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
  4. “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” ~ Aristotle

  5. “Refugee problems may often seem intractable but they are not insoluble. In our experience, there are two basic prerequisites for solution: the political will of leaders to tackle the causes and to settle for peace, and international determination to push for peace and then to consolidate it. Consolidating peace means helping societies emerging from war to reintegrate refugees in safety and dignity, to rebuild their institutions – including in the field of justice and human rights – and to resume their economic development.” ~ Sadako Ogata
  6. “Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.” ~ Edwin Percy Whipple
  7. “The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow.” ~ Aristotle
  8. “A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity.” ~ Confucius

  9. “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 F. Kennedy
  10. “The privacy and dignity of our citizens are being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen – a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a life.” ~ William O. Douglas
  11. “We respect the dignity and the rights of every man and every nation. The path to a brighter future of the world leads through honest reconciliation of the conflicting interests and not through hatred and bloodshed. To follow that path means to enhance the moral power of the all-embracing idea of human solidarity.” ~ Lech Walesa , Dignity quotes respect
  12. “Labour markets are about people. And people have a right to be treated with dignity and respect.” ~ Juan Somavia

  13. “Our interconnectedness on the planet is the dominating truth of the 21st century. One stark result is that the world’s poor live, and especially die, with the awareness that the United States is doing little to mobilize the weapons of mass salvation that could offer them survival, dignity and eventually the escape from poverty.” ~ Jeffrey Sachs
  14. “Having visited Oxfam-funded school programs in rural communities has made me realize how vital education is to developing countries in bringing people out of poverty and giving them a sense of dignity, self-worth, and confidence.” ~ Scarlett Johansson
  15. “The essence of spirituality is the duty to live to its full the glorious destiny of being human. The purpose of religion should be to empower all people in this adventure of living with dignity and fulfillment.” ~ Agnivesh
  16. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ~ Michael J. Fox

  17. “I love life and want to hold onto it. But my passion for justice for my tormented people, for their dignity and freedom, must be greater still. For of what value is a life of slavery, of humiliation and contempt for that which you hold most dear: Your identity! I will therefore not give in to the Turkish Inquisition.” ~ Leyla Zana
  18. “Convince a man that he is an animal, that his own dignity and selfrespect are delusions, that there is no ‘beyond’ to aspire to, no higher potential self to achieve, and you have a slave. Let a man know he is himself, a spiritual being, that he is capable of the power of choice and has the right to aspire to greater wisdom and you have started him up a higher road.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard
  19. “There can be no real growth without healthy populations. No sustainable development without tackling disease and malnutrition. No international security without assisting crisis-ridden countries. And no hope for the spread of freedom, democracy and human dignity unless we treat health as a basic human right.” ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland
  20. “It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of human history by denying human freedom and human dignity to its citizens.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  21. “The breakage and agony rending us today will be our salvation if they drive us by new routes to meet it. No one can proxy for us a masterpiece of loving or experience for us the rapture of art or launch for us book ships freighted with sweet bread to strengthen man. As of old we must be our own seers, musicians, and explorers, and to an extent vaster than ever before.” ~ Helen Keller
  22. “Such is an actor’s life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes.” ~ Bruce Campbell
  23. “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
  24. “Leisure with dignity.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  25. “Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set, which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together; then you leave an exit through which both the captor and the captive can walk with sincerity and dignity.” ~ Terry Waite
  26. “Well-fed people can enhance their dignity, their health, and their learning capacity. Putting resources into social programs is not expenditure. It is an investment.” ~ Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  27. “On this International Day for the Abolition of Slavery let us reaffirm the inherent dignity of all men, women and children. And let us redouble our efforts to build societies in which slavery truly is a term for the history books.” ~ Ban Ki-moon
  28. “Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one’s self-sovereignty.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  29. “Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a common bond of principle.” ~ George Washington
  30. “Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. On this International Human Rights Day, let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.” ~ Kofi Annan
  31. “It is up to each and every one of us to raise our voice against crimes that deprive countless victims of their liberty, dignity and human rights. We have to work together to realize the equal rights promised to all by the United Nations Charter. And we must collectively give meaning to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude”” ~ Ban Ki-moon
  32. “The dignity of man is vindicated as much by the thinker and poet as by the statesman and soldier.” ~ James Bryant Conant

  33. “For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security, and prosperity for a brighter American dream.” ~ Todd Tiahrt
  34. “MISDEMEANOR, n. An infraction of the law having less dignity than a felony and constituting no claim to admittance into the best criminal society.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  35. “There are only two reasons why a woman doesn’t pick up her phone. She either likes him too much or hates him too much.” ~ Yoon Se-ah , Dignity quotes for woman
  36. “What I want from you, those are just things like this. Not hot things, but warm things.” ~ Lee Mi-sook

  37. “When you come to me, wear these. On a good day, prettily.” ~ Kim Do-Jin
  38. “The next time she comes back, no matter what she says, listen to her well. If she cries, give her a handkerchief and wait until she’s done crying. If she curses me, curse with her. And if by any chance she asks about me, tell her that I’m sorry.” ~ Kim Do-Jin
  39. “Men only know if you tell them. Even though you probably want them to just know, they won’t.” ~ Kim Do-Jin
  40. “Personal dignity is to be measured with the yardstick of one’s conscience, not with that of other people’s judgment.” ~ Fausto Cercignani

  41. “The demeaning of dignity is almost the only reason for a fight.” ~ Simon Soloveichik
  42. “Let’s remember our goal. It is not to reeducate the teacher; it is not to express fair anger, it is not “to show everyone that…” No! We need that the sense of dignity remains in our son or daughter here is our goal!” ~ Simon Soloveichik
  43. “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
  44. “It is of very little use in trying to be dignified, if dignity is no part of your character.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

  45. “Lord Chatham and Napoleon were ns much actors as Garrick or Talma. Now, an imposing air should always be taken as evidence of imposition. Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.” ~ Edwin Percy Whipple
  46. “Dignity and love were never yet boon companions.” ~ Henry Fielding
  47. “There is even the dignity of vice.” ~ Antoine Rivarol
  48. “Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.” ~ Jose Marti

  49. “And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other’s dignity and rights.” ~ Carol Bellamy
  50. “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
  51. “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” ~ Grover Cleveland
  52. “Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.” ~ Charles Dickens

  53. “At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.” ~ E. M. Forster
  54. “Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.” ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss
  55. “The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.” ~ Emma Goldman , Human dignity quotes
  56. “Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.” ~ Baltasar Gracian

  57. “It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  58. “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
  59. “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
  60. “Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.” ~ George Santayana

  61. “If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.” ~ James A. Michener
  62. “The cost in human lives and suffering is so high that we all have to work to end violence and oppression once and for all. We have to proclaim that every human being is equal, in dignity, in freedom -and, as the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, we have to live in a spirit of brotherhood.” ~ Federico Mayor Zaragoza
  63. “They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.” ~ Herman Melville

  64. “When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.” ~ Abbie Hoffman
  65. “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

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