dignity

A Quote by Moses Harvey on belief, dignity, earth, love, science, spirit, teaching, and truth

Science is teaching man to know and reverence truth, and to believe that only as far as he knows and loves it can he live worthily on earth, and vindicate the dignity of his spirit.

Moses Harvey

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A Quote by Minot Judson Savage on dignity, eternity, life, needs, preparation, purpose, and worry

If we can say with Seneca, "This life is only a prelude to eternity," then we need not worry so much over the fittings and furnishings of this ante-room; and more than that, it will give dignity and purpose to the fleeting days to know they are linked with the eternal things as prelude and preparation.

Minot Judson Savage (1841 - 1918)

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A Quote by Meredith Willson on appreciation, dignity, gifts, justice, kindness, listening, love, motherhood, needs, people, problems, respect, struggle, time, trying, understanding, and vision

Seven gifts my mother gave me: 1. The gift of right: if mamma saw a wrong she righted it. 2. The gift of friendliness: making people happier than they were before 3. The gift of rose-colored vision: mamma liked for the flowers, not the weeds. 4. The gift of fun: mamma gave us the best gift a mother can - her time. 5. The gift of understanding: she was always trying to solve people's problems or at least listen to them. 6. The gift of thoughtfulness: she didn't wait for something special, she just did kind acts any time she saw the need. 7. The gift of respect: when you help to inch your fellow man along on that struggle to dignity, he loves you for it. Seven gifts? I could list seven hundred gifts my mother gave me. Gifts not boxed and ribboned. Not always noticed or even appreciated at the time. But a part of us. Forever.

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on dignity, excellence, humanity, and labor

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Marshall Field on character, dignity, duty, economics, improvement, influence, joy, kindness, obligation, patience, perseverance, pleasure, power, simplicity, success, talent, time, value, virtue, wisdom, and worth

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating.

Marshall Field

Source: notes

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A Quote by Mark Twain on ability, books, dignity, effort, god, good, grace, home, labor, learning, pride, reason, satisfaction, spelling, and talent

I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the distinction to our heavenly home - where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Additional Notes to His Autobiography, March 27, 1906

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A Quote by Marjorie Holmes on beauty, dignity, and god

Thank you, God, for the dignity and beauty of self. The precious innate self. The only thing that can't be taken from us. The only thing we really own.

Marjorie Holmes

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on dignity, life, observation, and performance

Remember this,- that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on dignity, fortune, people, soul, and virtue

We are more put off by people who parade their dignity than by people who show off their wardrobes. When people have to trick themselves out to gain attention, it is a sure sign that they are unworthy of it. If we want to make ourselves worthy, we can do so only by the innate eminence conferred by virtue. We hold great people in esteem more for the qualities of their soul than for the qualities of their fortune.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on dignity and history

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: History of England. Vol. i. Chap. i. (From His Essays.)

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