Quotes by dignity
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur 1932-2017
Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
American screenwriter, television producer and novelist 1914-2009
Very few fighters get the consideration of racehorses, which are put out to pasture to grow old with dignity and comfort when they haven't got it anymore.
French Emperor 1769-1821
A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
French writer 1802-1885
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.
A people must have dignity and identity.
Kenyan author and journalist 1971-2019
All people have dignity. There's nobody who was born without a soul and a spirit.
American politician 1961-
America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
American nonprofit executive 1942-
And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.
E. M. Forster
English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
German philosopher 1724-1804
By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
American church figure and author 1951-
Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
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