65+ Best Dignity Quotes You Need To Remember

Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically. Profoundly inspirational dignity quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Dignity Quotes

There is dignity in your being even if there’s indignity in what you’re doing. – Tariq Ramadan

Dignity is the reward of obeying your heart. – Wes Fesler

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Losing your honor in a person’s eye is tantamount losing it for entire humanity. – Anum Sattar

Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it. – Rick Bragg

Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing. – Shannon L. Alder

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen. – Virginia Woolf

Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. – Laura Hillenbrand

If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows. – Shannon L. Alder

We learned about dignity and decency, that how hard we work matters much more than we do. That helping others means much more than taking advantage of oneself. – Michelle Obama

Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to. – Shannon L. Alder

In love, swallow your pride, but never your dignity. – Carlos Salinas

When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. – Virginia Woolf

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. – Aristotle

Personal dignity is to be measured with the yardstick of one’s conscience, not with that of other people’s judgement. – Fausto Cercignani

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man. – Aung San Suu Kyi

ignity is the only one thing I have chosen over rules and benefits of slavery. I am not perfect because I chose to be myself; a human and this is the simplest form of dignity. – Rola Mahmoud

Dignity is appreciated by dignity, the pot of dried fish is known to the dog. – Tamil Proverb

True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn. – Philip Massinger

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning french or collecting scarves. – Dave Eggers

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. – Michael J. Fox

famous dignity quotes

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel

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

Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own. – Pope Francis

Dignity is to have a dream, a strong one, which gives you a vision, a world where you have a place, where whatever it is you have to contribute makes a difference. – Fatema Mernissi

A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. – Confucius

To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect. – Beth Moore

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. – Romain Gary

The dignity of labor depends not on what you do, but how you do it. – Edwin Osgood Grover

Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things. – Edwin Percy Whipple

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance. – Elbert Hubbard

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

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other’s dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him. – Cyril Connolly

The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting. – Ben Jonson

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. – John D. Rockefeller

The dignity of the individual demands that he be not reduced to vassalage by the largesse of others. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

quotes on dignity

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. – Vanna Bonta

Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life. – Mahatma Gandhi

What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable. – Baltasar Gracian

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand. – George Santayana

Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for. – Robert Maynard

Dignities are like faces; no two are the same. – Rex Stout

Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family. – Vartan Gregorian

Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? – Cicero

Without dignity, identity is erased. In its absence, men are defined not by themselves, but by their captors and the circumstances in which they are forced to live. – Laura Hillenbrand

We must build a new world, a far better world one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected. – Harry S. Truman

Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge. – John Charles Polanyi

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on. – James J. Frey

There is a lot of dignity in having the ability to confront the inconsequence of reality. – Martin Esslin

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

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

Dignity and pride are not only two different feelings, but, in some ways, opposites. You can step on your pride to preserve your dignity. You can destroy your dignity because of your pride. – Luigina Sgarro

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Seeing a person lose their dignity used to be uncomfortable, and now it is expected as part of a program with which we feel comfortable. – Lisa Kudrow

Dignity has no price, when someone starts making small concessions, in the end, life loses all meaning. – Josa Saramago

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

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

When we make mistakes, we simply say sorry. And saying the words would cost us our pride most of the time. – RSCruz

top dignity quotes

Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it. – Christina of Sweden

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

Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth. – Shannon L. Alder

There’s a dignity in consequences. – James S.A. Corey

Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. – James Thurber

Honor yourself by acting with dignity and composure. – Allan Lokos

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. – Jane Austen

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