Any man that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
Long Walk to Freedom
[The dignity of the human species] will be completely destroyed [if the population growth continues at its present rate]. I use what I call the bathroom metaphor: if two people live in an apartment and there are two bathrooms, then both have freedom of the bathroom. You can go to the bathroom anytime you want to stay as long as you like for whatever you need. But if you have twenty people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up times for each person; you have to bang on the door, “Aren’t you done yet?” In the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive. Convenience and decency can’t survive. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies, the more people there are, the less one person matters.
as guest of Bill Moyers on PBS
Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
I'll battle this bitter finale, just me, my dignity and this guitar case.
Remember this— that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly — until at last the darkness is no more. May the turbulence of our age yield to a true time of peace, when men and nations shall share a life that honors the dignity of each, the brotherhood of all.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
Martin Luther King
George Bernard Shaw
John F. Kennedy
Pale Blue Dot
Out of My Later Years
The World As I See It
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
How to Win Friends and Influence People
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