Quotes and Sayings about Dignity

You should never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, or your dignity.

Being strong doesn’t mean you have to stay and fight all the battles and petty arguments that come your way. Being strong means you don’t have to stay and respond to rude remarks. Don’t retort by throwing insults back at them. It’s what they want. Keep your dignity and don’t lower yourself to their level. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.

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

No matter what they take from me they can’t take my dignity.

Submitted by: Imran on September 12, 2007

Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
Theodore Roosevelt

Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Soar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care.
Criss Jami


When you lose, lose with dignity. When you win, win with dignity too.

Leave your pride behind and firmly stick to your dignity and integrity.

Self- respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Death with dignity is better than life with humiliation.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

Poverty won’t allow him to lift up his head; dignity won’t allow him to bow it down.

It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind’s dignity.
– William Ellery Channing

Dignity does not come in possessing honors, but in deserving them.


To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all.
Dr Roopleen

Dignity is the mother of good manners.

Submitted by: Lorna Anne on October 2, 2009

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

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

No dignity without distance.
Mason Cooley

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

A position of dignity is more easily improved upon than acquired.
Publilius Syrus

Dignity has no price, when someone starts making small concessions, in the end, life loses all meaning.
– José Saramago

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.

Dignity: the doomed man’s final refuge.
– Max Frisch


Dignity takes alarm at the unexpected sound of laughter.
Mason Cooley

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.

I may forget my dignity, but you may not.
Mason Cooley

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.
– James Frey

Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.
Mahatma Gandhi

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