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Tennessee Williams, fully Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams

Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

Dignity | Life | Life | Question | Wisdom |

Nikolai Berdyaev, fully Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev, also spelled Nichlas Berdiaev

The dignity of man and the dignity of faith require the recognition of freedom to choose the truth, and freedom in the truth. Freedom cannot be identified with goodness or truth or perfection: it is by nature autonomous, it is freedom and not goodness.

Dignity | Faith | Freedom | Man | Nature | Perfection | Truth |

Elizabeth I NULL

All my possessions for a moment of time.

Possessions | Time |

Yusuf Idris, also Yusif Idris

The real tragedy is that we’re all human beings, and human beings have a sense of dignity. Any domination by one human over another leads to a loss of some part of his dignity. Is one’s dignity that big it can be crumbled away like that?

Dignity | Sense | Tragedy | Loss |

Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson

Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.

Dignity | Future | Past | Power | Present | Thinking |

United Nations NULL

Article 1 – All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Brotherhood | Conscience | Dignity | Reason | Rights | Spirit |

Alexander Whyte

God has established prayer in the moral world in order “to communicate to His creatures the dignity of causality.” That is to say, to give us a touch and a taste of what it is to be a Creator.

Dignity | God | Order | Prayer | Taste | World |

William Wordsworth

True dignity abides with him alone who, in the silent hour of inward thought, can still suspect, and still revere himself, in lowliness of heart.

Dignity | Heart | Thought |

William Wordsworth

We live by Admiration, Hope and Love; and even as these are well and wisely fixed, in dignity of being we ascend.

Admiration | Dignity | Hope | Love |

Elie Wiesel, fully Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel

Think about it. God decided for the first and last time... to reveal himself... You would expect God to give you a lecture on theology at least. After all it’s his domain... Instead... He gave you all kind of command about human relations: Thou shall not kill; Thou shall not lie;... Why did He do that? It was so simple. But this was the lesson: God can take care of Himself. What He had to give man was the dignity of man.

Care | Dignity | God | Kill | Lesson | Man | Theology | Time | God |

Albert Einstein

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Balance | Beauty | Dignity | Existence | Important | Life | Life | Morality | Beauty |

Michael J. Fox

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Dignity |

Arthur Dobrin

A Humanist Code of Ethics: Do no harm to the earth, she is your mother. Being is more important than having. Never promote yourself at another's expense. Hold life sacred; treat it with reverence. Allow each person the dignity of his or her labor.

Dignity | Earth | Ethics | Harm | Important | Labor | Life | Life | Mother | Reverence | Sacred |

John Graham

Find meaning not in possessions or positions, but in personal commitments to ideals bigger than our own needs. And the ideals that seem to consistently provide this kind of meaning are ideals of service-of acting for the common good and overcoming whatever risks and obstacles may lie in the way.

Good | Ideals | Meaning | Possessions | Service |

Marcus G. Raskin

Liberalism was never a straight line to progress. Yet, every step of the way it is liberalism that is open to the human possibility, believing as it does in this invariable moral sense, turning the "ought" into the "is" for all of humanity. Human freedom and dignity can be more than a dream for the few.

Dignity | Freedom | Humanity | Progress | Sense |

John D. Rockefeller, fully John Davidson Rockefeller I

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.

Dignity | Labor | Man | Opportunity | World |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Let's face it. Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions, not easy decisions, like resistance when you're attacked, but along, patient, costly struggle which alone can assure triumph over the great enemies of man - war, poverty and tyranny - and the assaults upon human dignity which are the most grievous consequences of each.

Consequences | Dignity | Man | People | Poverty | Sense | Struggle | Truth | Tyranny | War |