It is base and unworthy to live below the dignity of our nature.
—Benjamin Whichcote (1609–83) British Anglican Priest, Theologian, Philosopher
Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.
The dignity of man is vindicated as much by the thinker and poet as by the statesman and soldier.
—James Bryant Conant (1893–1978) American Chemist, Educator
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
—James A. Michener (1907–97) American Novelist, Short Story Writer, Historian
No race can prosper ’til it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling the field, as in writing a poem.
—Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) African-American Educationist
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 (1867–1936) Italian Dramatist, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Author
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
—Philip Massinger (1583–1640) English Dramatist
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
—Aristotle (384BCE–322BCE) Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scholar
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.
—Washington Irving (1783–1859) American Author, Essayist, Biographer, Historian
A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.
—Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819–81) American Novelist, Poet
Every man has his dignity. I’m willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
—Denis Diderot (1713–84) French Philosopher, Writer
Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.
—Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626–89) Swedish Monarch