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They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
– Herman Melville
That’s one of the things I hope that the book can do, is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque.
– Helen Garner
We treated all of the dead with dignity.
– Harry Anderson
I’ve always been battling against my sense of dignity and refinement. I was embarrassed by any bodily functions when I was younger. I could never even blow my nose.
– Helen Mirren
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
– Herbert Hoover
I think it is incumbent on anyone who can to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one’s own and helping to raise that of others.
– Henry Rollins
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
– John Charles Polanyi
Although the story of George and Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ ends on a depressing note, there is a peculiar aura of human dignity in it, a hint of redemption.
– Jay Parini
I have a very good sense of tone, and it’s possible to talk about very personal things and maintain a level of dignity and even privacy – to go to the place, to talk about it, but not get icky.
– Jane Pauley
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
– Jackie Robinson
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.
– Jon Favreau
The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world.
– J. William Fulbright
I was in chains all the time, 24 hours a day, for three years. I tried to wear those chains with dignity, even if I felt that it was unbearable.
– Ingrid Betancourt
By a lie, a man… annihilates his dignity as a man.
– Immanuel Kant
I had this belief that I couldn’t just accept to be treated as an object. It was a problem of dignity.
There are so many low points with stand-up. You are perpetually humiliated, so it doesn’t really matter anymore. I don’t have any dignity left to lose. An audience can’t hurt you anymore when you’ve been completely dismantled.
– John Oliver
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.
– Isaac Newton
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.
– Jodie Foster
I think everyone deserves dignity.
– Jose Antonio Vargas
I had spent many days hungry; had slept on railway stations at times because I did not have money to pay for a hotel room… there were moments when I felt I had compromised my dignity as a human being and as an actor.
– Anupam Kher
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
– Angela Merkel
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man.
– Archibald MacLeish
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.
– Bernhard von Bulow
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.
– Budd Schulberg
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
The horror of a death without dignity has so much implications for the people who are left behind.
– Brendan Gleeson
Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders.
– Camille Paglia
Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
– Aldous Huxley
All people have dignity. There’s nobody who was born without a soul and a spirit.
– Binyavanga Wainaina