A powerful collection of dignity quotes that’ll remind you of the importance of maintaining your dignity and morals.
According to the Cambridge dictionary, dignity is defined as the importance and value that a person has, that makes other people respect them or makes them respect themselves.
It’s important to remember the every one of us is equally deserving of being treated with respect and dignity. I believe that dignity is not something that a person should earn before it can be given to them. We are all worthy of it.
Treating everybody with dignity, including yourself, is essential if you want to live a life with purpose and a life that can make a difference.
If you want to be treated with respect and dignity, you too must do the same.
May these dignity quotes below inspire you to do just that and remind you that you are worthy of honor, respect, and dignity – never let other people tell you otherwise.
Dignity Quotes and Sayings
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
— Michael J. Fox
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
— George Santayana
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
— Angela Merkel
The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting.
— Ben Jonson
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel
Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.
— Vanna Bonta
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
— John Polanyi
The dignity of the individual demands that he be not reduced to vassalage by the largesse of others.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
— Vartan Gregorian
Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for.
— Robert Maynard
You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.
— Bernice King
Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
— Herbert Hoover
Maintain your dignity quotes
Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.
— James Frey
The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law, to the strength of the spirit.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
— Jackie Robinson
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
— Coco Chanel
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.
— Laura Hillenbrand
Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own.
— Pope Francis
Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it.
— Rick Bragg
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.
— Shannon L. Alder
By a lie a man throws away and, as it were, annihilates his dignity as a man.
— Immanuel Kant
To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.
— Dejan Stojanovic
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
— Joan Didion
Morals and Dignity Quotes
You treat people with dignity and respect and they give it right back to you.
— Bill McDermott
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
Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love.
— Bryant H. McGill
Dignity has no price, when someone starts making small concessions, in the end, life loses all meaning.
— José Saramago
When you accept and appreciate yourself you can handle any situation with class, dignity and respect.
— Miranda Kerr
I think the tragic feeling is invoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity.
— Arthur Miller
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
— Audrey Hepburn
Love and dignity can not share the same abode.
Confidence breeds confidence and negativity breeds negativity. Treat those around you with respect and dignity and they will thrive.
— Richard Branson
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
— Washington Irving
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
— John C. Maxwell
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
— Philip Massinger
Do not change your dignity by popularity.
— Steve Maraboli
When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
— Bayard Rustin
Inspirational dignity quotes
Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing.
— Shannon L. Alder
Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.
— Edwin Percy Whipple
We must build a new world, a far better world one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
— Harry S. Truman
Place confers no dignity upon some men; like a balloon, the higher they rise the smaller they look.
— G.D. Prentice
To assert dignity is to lose it.
— Rex Stout
Dignity and pride are not only two different feelings, but, in some ways, opposites. You can step on your pride to preserve your dignity. You can destroy your dignity because of your pride.
— Luigina Sgarro
Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty?
Dignities are like faces; no two are the same.
— Rex Stout
All celebrated people lose dignity upon close inspection.
— Napoleon Bonaparte
There is a lot of dignity in having the ability to confront the inconsequence of reality.
— Martin Esslin
Dignity increases more easily than it begins.
Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.
— Christina of Sweden
Personal dignity is to be measured with the yardstick of one’s conscience, not with that of other people’s judgement.
— Fausto Cercignani
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.
— Nelson Mandela
Dignity Quotes For Women
No one should ever compromise the dignity of another human being.
— Sarah Addison Allen
Never force yourself on another. If you do this, then this is you trampling on your own dignity without the external help.
— Omoakhuana Anthonia
Anytime a woman competes with another woman she demeans herself.
— Sherry Argov
Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.
— Virginia Woolf
I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand — they only. Know this at last.
— Charlotte Brontë
Nothing is so essential as dignity…Time will reveal who has it and who has it not.
— Elizabeth Gilbert
Dignity is to have a dream, a strong one, which gives you a vision, a world where you have a place, where whatever it is you have to contribute makes a difference.
— Fatema Mernissi
Freedom is to live with dignity
— Manal al-Sharif
To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
— Beth Moore
You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.
— Shannon L. Alder
Be a woman of confidence and self-respect; give a man a reason worth fighting for.
— Nikki Rowe
She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead.
— Núria Añó
Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.
— Shannon L. Alder