A Quote by Robert Greene on royalty, assurance, self-confidence, and dignity

The Crown. Place it upon your head and you assume a different post--tranquil yet radiating assurance. Never show doubt, never lose your dignity beneath the crown, or it will not fit. It will seem to be destined for one more worthy. Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emporers crown themselves.

Robert Greene (1558? - 1592)

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on despair, dignity, and strength

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on dignity, randomness, behaviour, and grace

Wear your best for your execution and stand dignified. Your last recourse against randomness is how you act — if you can’t control outcomes, you can control the elegance of your behaviour. You will always have the last word.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

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A Quote by Molly Ivins on fun and dignity

In the first place, any group of folks willing to make asses of themselves in pursuit of a good time should be commended and encouraged: The spirit of human frolic needs all the help it can get.

Molly Ivins

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A Quote by Chögyam Trungpa on spiritual warrior, ego, warrior, fearlessness, warriorship, and dignity


Student: The idea of a warrior is usually associated with territory or responding to a sense of danger. If we give up all territory, what is the motivation for having the spirit of a warrior?

Chogyam Trungpa: A warrior is not like a samurai who is looking for a job. You are not trying to be hired by anybody, not even by yourself. The idea of a warrior is based on a sense of fundamental fearlessness. There is no reason why you should be a coward. It's as simple as that. You are not being a warrior because a state of war exists in your country. We are not trying to win against the egohood people. We are not trying to fight with them. You are being a warrior because you ARE a warrior. If someone asks you, "Are you twenty-one years old?" you say, "Yes, I am." They don't ask you WHY you are twenty-one years old or how you have done this. You would have no answer for that. You are just twenty-one. Warriorship is a basic sense of unshakeability. It's a sense of immovability and self-existing dignity rather than that you are trying to fight with something else.

From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: From "Meditation: The Way of the Buddha," Talk Four, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, July 1 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on humility, pride, and dignity

Humility: the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.

Vanna Bonta

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A Quote by Bill William Henry Cosby on work, labor, and dignity

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;  if they do it right.

Bill Cosby (1937 -)

Source: Thanks for Making a Difference; Positive Gifts

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on self, noun, and dignity

What action could bodies and substances have if they were not named in a further increase of dignity where common nouns become proper nouns?

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 71

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A Quote by Nagarjuna on peace, love, divinity, dignity, meditation, buddha, serenity, calm, and joy

In peace there is profundity
from which the highest respect arises
from respect comes power and command
therefore observe peace.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: Nagarjuna

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, pity, poverty, and dignity

What the poor need most is not pity but love. They need to feel respect for their human dignity, which is neither less nor different from the dignity of any other human being.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Contributed by: Lainie

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