dignity Quotes

You will have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, just remember to always handle yourself with grace and dignity.
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— Kristin Chenoweth
Women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.
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— Kofi Annan
Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. On this International Human Rights Day, let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.
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— Kofi Annan
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
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— Kofi Annan
The world has lost a visionary leader, a courageous voice for justice, and a clear moral compass. By showing us that the path to freedom and human dignity lies in love, wisdom and compassion for one another, Nelson Mandela stands as an inspiration to us all.
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— Kofi Annan
His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions.
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— Kofi Annan
Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.
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— Kofi Annan
Human beings are not property. On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, let us reaffirm the inherent dignity of all men, women and children. And let us redouble our efforts so that the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 'no one shall be held in slavery or servitude' - ring true.
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— Kofi Annan
Terrorism is contempt for human dignity.
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— Kjell Magne Bondevik
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
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— Kjell Magne Bondevik
Democracy is the absolute value that makes for human dignity, as well as the only road to sustained economic development and social justice.
— Kim Dae-jung
In the name of a race you cannot find any dignity in the contemptability of your race.
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— Khem Veasna
It is impossible for a person to earn separate dignity while his own race is uncivilized.
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— Khem Veasna
O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless.
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— Khalil Gibran
Liberty and choice are the essential components that constitute human dignity.
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— Khaled Abou El Fadl
I would never behave with so little dignity. Nor would I wish to be confronted in such a manner by anyone else. Vampires inspire screams, not squees. Involuntary urination is common, I grant, but it properly flows from a sense of terror, not an ecstatic sense of hero worship.
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— Kevin Hearne
When you try to portray people's lives, you try to make sure you don't portray them as clowns and that you give them a level of dignity. You don't try to change their persona, but you try to understand that they had unique problems, set in a century that you don't live.
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— Kevin Costner
What is called for is dignity. We need to set an example.
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— Kenny Dalglish
The problem - at least in the United States - is not that people can't find jobs. The problem is that they're no longer finding jobs that provide them with dignity and decent social status.
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Dignity belongs to the conquered....
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— Kenneth Burke
I do have to say when we read certain words being used to describe President Trump - it's never been done. It wasn't done about President Obama. It wasn't done about either President Bush, President Clinton, because people have a certain respect for and recognition of the dignity for the office of the president. And so I am beseeching everybody to cool it down a little bit.
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— Kellyanne Conway
Our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has given the Government's support to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. It is difficult to imagine a single piece of legislation which, more comprehensively, attacks the sanctity and dignity of human life than this particular Bill.
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— Keith O'Brien
I hope what we can talk about is something that happened, you know, within the last 25 years, the things that are relevant to our country right here, right now, including all people, fighting for the rights of working people, fighting for the rights of people struggling for dignity and respect in our society.
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— Keith Ellison
A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have.
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— Kay Francis
I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
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— Katie Couric
Death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
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— Kathy Reichs
Tomorrow is Now... If we act, 2015 can be a year for the history books. It can be the year that we put the world on the path to end extreme poverty; the year we place sustainability at the heart of our future; and the year that we agree that every person should be able to lead a life of dignity and opportunity.
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— Kathy Calvin
True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person. Henri Nouwen has described it as receiving the stranger on his own terms, and asserts that it can be offered only by those who 'have found the center of their lives in their own hearts'.
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— Kathleen Norris
The worst part about prostitution is that you're obliged not to sell sex only, but your humanity. That's the worst part of it: that what you're selling is your human dignity. Not really so much in bed, but in accepting the agreement - in becoming a bought person.
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— Kate Millett
As long as the artist invents and is inspired, he remains in a constrained state of mind, at least for the purpose of communication. He then wants to say everything, which is the wrong tendency of young geniuses or the right prejudice of old bunglers. Thus, he fails to recognize the value and dignity of self-restraint, which is indeed for both the artist and the man the first and the last, the most necessary and the highest goal.
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— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Meditating on the nature and dignity of prayer can cause saying at least one thing to God: Lord, teach us to pray!
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— Karl Rahner
I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
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— Karen Duffy
The English gentleman is a combination of silence, courtesy, dignity, sport, newspapers and honesty.
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— Karel Capek
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
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— Karel Capek
There are two great gifts which God, in his love for man, has granted from on high: the priesthood and the imperial dignity,
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— Justinian I
I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity.
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— Justin Vivian Bond
I had been thinking for a while about how bored and tired I was of playing straight-down-the-middle everymanish characters that have what I call white guy problems. And I missed playing characters who lacked dignity and more importantly, lacked social skills.
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— Justin Long
Everybody enjoys the freedom he deserves, which is measured by the stature and dignity of his person or by his function, and not by the abstract and elementary fact of merely being a 'human being' or a 'citizen'.
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— Julius Evola
Despite very harsh living conditions and the trauma of what they went through, they [Sudanese refugees] had a lot of dignity
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— Julien Clerc
Along the way I have been able to choose some themes which ask questions - not necessarily force a message on anyone, but at least invite the audience to question things: jury service, dignity in dying, Ireland - and not least because they force me to ask myself questions. Where do I stand?
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— Julie Walters