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Definition of Dignity


  1. The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
  2. Elevation; grandeur.
  3. Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
  4. Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc.
  5. One holding high rank; a dignitary.
  6. Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.

Dignity Quotations

I speak not for myself but for those without voice... 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.
Malala Yousafzai

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

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
Max de Pree

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Samuel Ullman

As time goes by and you're getting older and stuff like that - getting older sucks. You know, I hear all this crap about, 'Oh, you can age with dignity.' Really?
Mickey Rourke
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Dignity Translations

dignity in Dutch is zelfrespect, zelfgevoel, waardigheid
dignity in Italian is decoro, elevatezza
dignity in Latin is gravitas, maiestas, dignitas, amplitudo
dignity in Norwegian is verdighet
dignity in Portuguese is dignidade
dignity in Spanish is sublimidad, dignidad
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