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dignity Quotes

24 of the best book quotes about dignity
  1. #1
    “The guards sought to deprive them of something that had sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity.”
  2. #3
    “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.”
  3. #4
    “Though the captives’ resistance was dangerous, through such acts, dignity was preserved and through dignity, life itself.”
  4. #6
    “There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.”
  5. #7
    “What we say and what we do ultimately comes back to us so let us own our responsibility, place it in our hands, and carry it with dignity and strength.”
  6. #8
    “The thought of drove him on, but he ran no more than a hundred feet, when he staggered and pitched headlong. It was his last panic. When he had recovered his breath and control, he sat up and entertained in his mind the conception of meeting death with dignity.”
  1. #9
    “A man must go to prison in his best clothes.”
  2. #10
    “Have you ever tried to get to your feet with a sprained dignity?”
  3. #11
    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
  4. #12
    “He was much changed and grown even thinner since Pyotr Ivanovich had last seen him, but, as is always the case with the dead, his face was handsomer and above all more dignified than when he was alive.”
  5. #13
    “She carried her head high enough—even when we believed that she was fallen. ”
  6. #14
    “For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.”
  7. #15
    “Pardon me? Is that really what she said? These men burst into our home at night, slam her into the mirror-and she asks them to pardon her?”
  8. #16
    “The foundational truth is that work is good. If God does it, it must be all right. Work has dignity: there can be nothing degrading about work if God works. Work has purpose: there can be nothing futile about work if God works.”

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  1. #17
    “Foolish woman. Don’t you realize this is just the beginning? We have the chance now to die with dignity.”
  2. #18
    “The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity—even under the most difficult circumstances—to add a deeper meaning to his life. It may remain brave, dignified and unselfish. Or in the bitter fight for self-preservation he may forget his human dignity and become no more than an animal.”
  3. #19
    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
  4. #20
    I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it’s due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don’t have to do it often.
  5. #21
    “The final product of our training must be neither a psychologist nor a brickmason, but a man.”
  6. #22
    ″ A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”
  7. #23
    “But there was nothing dulce et decorum about the Dervish dead. Nothing of the dignity of unconquerable manhood. All was filthy corruption. Yet these were as brave men as ever walked the earth. ”
  8. #24
    “A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”
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