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

Tags: Deserving, Possessing  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.

Tags: Lose, View  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

I would like to be Maria, but there is La Callas who demands that I carry myself with her dignity.

Tags: Carry, Her  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.

Tags: Freedom, Personal  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example.

Tags: Example  ✍ Author: Kenny Dalglish

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

Tags: Questions, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.

Tags: Lack, Relationship  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

That's one of the things I hope that the book can do, is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque.

Tags: Book, Hope  ✍ Author: Helen Garner

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Tags: Him, Humor  ✍ Author: Romain Gary

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

Tags: Office, Show  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

Tags: Genuine, Others  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

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.

Tags: Master, Worse  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

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

Tags: Country, Office  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

I have little shame, no dignity - all in the name of a better cause.

Tags: Cause, Name  ✍ Author: A. J. Jacobs

By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.

Tags: Lie  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.

Tags: Difficult, Making  ✍ Author: Greg Lake

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man.

Tags: Freedom  ✍ Author: Archibald MacLeish

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

Tags: Lose, Rob  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

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

Tags: Floors, Presidency  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.

Tags: Cannot, Love  ✍ Author: James Otis

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.

Tags: Europe, Hand  ✍ Author: Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Tags: Himself, True  ✍ Author: George Santayana

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

Tags: End, Reality  ✍ Author: George Santayana

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Tags: Race, Writing  ✍ Author: Booker T. Washington

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.

Tags: Films, Saying  ✍ Author: Mae West
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Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

Tags: Life, Question  ✍ Author: Tennessee Williams

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Tags: Begins, Ends  ✍ Author: Owen D. Young

We treated all of the dead with dignity.

Tags: Dead, Treated  ✍ Author: Harry Anderson

There is a certain dignity to being French.

Tags: French  ✍ Author: Brigitte Bardot

Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.

Tags: Human, Poor  ✍ Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik

Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.

Tags: Human, Terrorism  ✍ Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik

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.

Tags: Policy, Won  ✍ Author: Bernhard von Bulow

Dignity belongs to the conquered.

Tags: Belongs, Conquered  ✍ Author: Kenneth Burke

To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.

Tags: Forget, Forgive  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.

Tags: Broadway, Match  ✍ Author: Sammy Davis, Jr.

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.

Tags: Mediocrity, Preserve  ✍ Author: Charles G. Dawes

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.

Tags: Bravery, Hit  ✍ Author: Karen Duffy

The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.

Tags: Avoid, Learn  ✍ Author: Dian Fossey

Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.

Tags: Final, Refuge  ✍ Author: Max Frisch

A people must have dignity and identity.

Tags: Identity  ✍ Author: Andrew Goodman

Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.

Tags: Family, Honor  ✍ Author: Vartan Gregorian

I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat.

Tags: Left, Silent  ✍ Author: George Grossmith

He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.

Tags: Clothed, Worked  ✍ Author: Don King

Only man has dignity; only man, therefore, can be funny.

Tags: Funny, Therefore  ✍ Author: Ronald Knox

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.

Tags: Lose, Used  ✍ Author: Lisa Kudrow

Frankly, if you do politics, you should not be thinking about your dignity.

Tags: Politics, Thinking  ✍ Author: Thomas Kyd

They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.

Tags: Talk, Work  ✍ Author: Herman Melville

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

Tags: Cannot, Human  ✍ Author: Angela Merkel

Because we should always respect other nationalities, I have always tried to play them with dignity.

Tags: Respect, Tried  ✍ Author: Ricardo Montalban

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.

Tags: Lack, Longer  ✍ Author: Steven Patrick Morrissey

I think we need to treat everybody with dignity.

Tags: Everybody, Treat  ✍ Author: Rand Paul

Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.

Tags: Human, Knowledge  ✍ Author: John Charles Polanyi

There is no dignity in television.

Tags: Television  ✍ Author: Adam Savage

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.

Tags: Enemy, Vanity  ✍ Author: Jodie Sweetin

I want to age with some dignity.

Tags: Age  ✍ Author: Pete Townshend

Too many security officers live day to day. They just want to be treated with dignity.

Tags: Security, Treated  ✍ Author: John Wilson

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