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Dignity Quotes

Have you ever wondered what dignity and self esteem all about? Have you pondered why it is so important for personal development? Dignity or self esteem can be defined as how a person values himself or herself. If you have been wondering how to boost up people around you who are suffering from low self esteem issues, then here is a collection of dignity quotes to motivate you and your family. Don’t hesitate to share it with them as well.

Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Jackie Robinson

The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.

Michael J. Fox

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

I was a human rights lawyer for 20 years, I believed those values of dignity, equality and non-discrimination were a given. believed the only question in my lifetime would be - how much further do we extend those values? I did not think in my lifetime we'd actually be having an argument about those values.

Angela Merkel

When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.

Joe Biden

My father used to have an expression. He'd say, 'Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity. It's about respect. It's about your place in your community.'

Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Steve Martin

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.

Arthur Ashe

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Camille Paglia

Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders.

Nicolas Cage

I believe that there's a way to question authority with manners, with dignity. There's no reason to be rude about it.

Pranab Mukherjee

The government of India and the government of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity having equal rights and equal opportunities.

Ivana Trump

I'm a lady, and I run my business with dignity. I don't need to be tough. You get nowhere screaming.

Jackie Robinson

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.

Calvin Coolidge

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.

Andrew Cuomo

The time has come to return integrity, performance and dignity to New York and make it the Empire State once again.

Michael Jackson

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.

Julius Caesar

I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.

Ernest Hemingway

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.

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Hillary Clinton

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.

Richard M. Nixon

Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.

Erma Bombeck

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.

Mae West

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.


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

William Wordsworth

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.

Baltasar Gracian

Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.

Washington Irving

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

Robert Kennedy

We must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.

Steven Seagal

I've always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals.

Jodie Foster

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.

George Santayana

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

Unions, by and large, are democratic organizations with freely chosen leaders and policies determined by the membership. They concern themselves with individual dignity not only in their aims but in their method. We have no better example of what is worthy of emulation abroad than the workings of a good union.

Quincy Jones

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.

Nelson Mandela

Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.

Richard Attenborough

I like to make films about people who changed the lives of others and asserted human dignity.

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.

Isaac Newton

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.

Brett Kavanaugh

I've always treated women with dignity and respect.

Sharon Stone

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.

Yoko Ono

We artists have the dignity to tell the truth to the people, unlike politicians.

H. L. Mencken

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

Pope Francis

Where there is no work, there is no dignity.

Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Richard M. Nixon

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

Aldous Huxley

Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.

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Napoleon Bonaparte

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

George Santayana

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

Yoko Ono

We don't live by just sleeping and eating. We need pride and dignity in our lives. Work gives you that.

Cory Booker

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.

Pierce Brosnan

There's a wonderful stable of directors I've worked with, and work I've done that has dignity and meaningfulness.