A Quote by Joseph Curiale on courage, humility, and dignity

“There is something so beautiful and inspiring about picking ourselves up with humility and dignity after we fall.”

Joseph Curiale

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A Quote by John W. Gardner on meaning and dignity

Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something. The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.

John Gardner

Source: speech delivered to the Hawaii Executive Conference in Kona, Hawaii in Aprill 1993

Contributed by: Regina

A Quote by Gail Purcell Elliott on power, respect, empowerment, and dignity

Dignity and Respect has to do with what you are ready, willing, and able to accept within yourself and in accepting to be able to give others. It is your personal power to make a difference by being true to the best within you and letting that truth shine through your words and actions.

Gail Purcell Elliott

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on challenge, choice, dignity, and life

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?

Jim Rohn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, deed, dignity, excellence, heaven, husbands, nature, power, and temptation

They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow; They rightly do inherit Heaven's graces, And husband nature's riches from expense; They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves his dignity: For Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds: Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 94

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A Quote by William George Jordan on action, conquest, dignity, freedom, future, gifts, growth, individuality, mistakes, power, privilege, progress, and wisdom

Mistakes are the inevitable accompaniment of the greatest gift given to man, - individual freedom of action. Let us be glad of the dignity of our privilege to make mistakes, glad of the wisdom that enables us to recognize them, glad of the power that permits us to turn their light as a glowing illumination along the pathway of our future. Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. Without them there would be no individual growth, no progress, no conquest.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 21-22.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on attitude, courage, day, dignity, inspiration, learning, life, mistakes, performance, purpose, regret, satisfaction, soul, strength, time, and tolerance

Life is simply time given to man to learn how to live. Mistakes are always part of learning. The real dignity of life consists in cultivating a fine attitude towards our own mistakes and those of others. It is the fine tolerance of a fine soul. Man becomes great, not through never making mistakes, but by profiting by those he does make; by being satisfied with a single rendition of a mistake, not encoring it into a continuous performance; by getting from it the honey of new, regenerating inspiration with no irritating sting of morbid regret; by building better to-day because of his poor yesterday; and by rising with renewed strength, finer purpose and freshened courage every time he falls.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, pp. 22-23.

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A Quote by William George Jordan on courage, day, dignity, individuality, inspiration, life, obstacles, soul, and wine

The supreme courage of life is the courage of the soul. It is living, day by day, sincerely, steadfastly, serenely,-despite all opinions, all obstacles, all opposition. It means the wine of inspiration from the crushed grapes of our sorrows. This courage makes the simplest life, great; it makes the greatest life-sublime. It means the royal dignity of fine individual living.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 39.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Washington Irving on dignity and humility

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by W. Kelly Griffith on dignity, honesty, honor, and work

Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity.

W. Kelly Griffith

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