Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Dignity

All celebrated people lose dignity upon close inspection. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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 as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it. - Laura Hillenbrand
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

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

He who hurries cannot walk with dignity. - Chinese Proverb

If you want to know how little your dignity is worth, take it to the pawnbroker. - Evan Esar

Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you. - Frank Barron

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

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. - Michael J. Fox

Place confers no dignity upon some men; like a balloon, the higher they rise the smaller they look. - G. D. Prentice

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity. - Dejan Stojanovic

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