Quotes by dignity

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  • Kazuo Ishiguro
    Kazuo Ishiguro
    English novelist and screenwriter 1954-
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    What interests me is the surprising enormous extent to which most people accept the fate that's been given to them, and find some dignity.
  • Carolyn Chute
    Carolyn Chute
    American writer and populist
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    What poor people go through, it's amazing they don't do more violent things! If they'd just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you're working, but then you've got to face all the insults, too.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
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    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.
  • Abbie Hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman
    American political and social activist 1936-1989
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    When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
  • Edward Young
    Edward Young
    British poet 1683-1765
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    Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
    Source: Night Thoughts
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
  • Bunker Roy
    Bunker Roy
    Indian social activist and educator 1945-
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    You have to be a cop-out or a wash-out or a dropout to come to our college. You have to work with your hands. You have to have a dignity of labor. You have to show that you have a skill that you can offer to the community and provide a service to the community. So we started the Barefoot College, and we redefined professionalism.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
    Denis Diderot
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    Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    My parents were exactly like millions of other Americans who had a fire in their belly to build something of their own, and in so doing they exemplified the dignity of work, the opportunity available in this great nation to those willing to work, and they left the world a bit better than it was when they first showed up.
  • Robert F. Kennedy
    Robert F. Kennedy
    American Senator 1925-1968
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    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.
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