Dignity Proverbs

Sayings about Dignity

He who hurries cannot walk with dignity.~ Chinese Proverbs

Dignity is appreciated by dignity, the pot of dried fish is known to the dog. ~ Tamil Proverbs

Love does not pay attention to dignity. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

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

Quotations about Dignity

Dignity and love were never yet boon companions. ~ Henry Fielding

When boasting ends, there dignity begins. ~ Author Unknown

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

The generous mind adds dignity to every act, and nothing misbecomes it. ~ Plutarch

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

Clay and clay differs in dignity, whose dust is both alike. ~ William Shakespeare

Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things. ~ Edwin Percy Whipple

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

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

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. ~ Aristotle

Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for. ~ Robert Maynard

Only man has dignity; only man, therefore, can be funny. ~ Ronald Knox

There is nothing more dignified than a corpse. ~ Evan Esar

Remember this,–that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. ~ Marcus Aurelius

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

Natural dignity of mind or manners can never be concealed; it ever commands our respect: assumed dignity, or importance, excites our ridicule and contempt. ~ Joseph Bartlett

Dignity of position adds to dignity of character, as well as to dignity of carriage. Give us a proud position, and we are impelled to act up to it. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Without dignity, identity is erased. In its absence, men are defined not by themselves, but by their captors and the circumstances in which they are forced to live. ~ Laura Hillenbrand

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance. ~ Elbert Hubbard

By indignities men come to dignities. ~ Francis Bacon

Dignity and love do not blend. ~ Suzanne Curchod Necker

It is of very little use in trying to be dignified, if dignity is no part of your character. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand. ~ George Santayana

Men possessing minds which are morose, solemn, and inflexible enjoy generally a greater share of dignity than of happiness. ~ Francis Bacon

There is even the dignity of vice. ~ Antoine de Rivarol

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity. ~ Edward M. Forster

Dignity is like air. When you breathe easily, you don’t think about it. But, when you don’t have enough of it, all you can think about is air, air, more air! ~ Aigul Aubanova

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble. ~ Washington Irving

Dignity belongs to the conquered. ~ Kenneth Burke

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

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

Dignity increases more easily than it begins. ~ Seneca

A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

Dignity of manner always conveys a sense of reserved force. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

A wise man has dignity without pride; a fool has pride without dignity. ~ Confucius

True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn. ~ Philip Massinger

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself. ~ George Santayana

The Mirage of Dignity on the highways of Human ‘Progress ~ Book Preview

Dignity Proverbs

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