dignity

A Quote by Bishop Henry C. Potter on dignity, simplicity, truth, and vulgarity

We have exchanged the Washingtonian dignity for the Jeffersonian simplicity, which was in truth only another name for the Jacksonian vulgarity.

Henry C. Potter (1835 - —)

Source: Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, NY, April 30, 1889.

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A Quote by Helen Hayes on dignity, love, and truth

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity-love. And the story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love.

Helen Hayes (1900 - ?)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on dignity, eternity, nations, and world

Radio address to delegates at the opening session of the United Nations conference, San Francisco, April 23, 1945: We must build a new world, a far better world - one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Hannah More on dignity and habits

Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

Source: Florio. Part i.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on dignity, human rights, and people

When people begin to ignore human dignity, it will not be long before they begin to ignore human rights.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cynicism, democracy, dignity, labor, people, respect, and simplicity

Americans are a very backward people, with all the real virtues of a backward people; the patriarchal simplicity and human dignity of a democracy, and a respect for labor uncorrupted by cynicism.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on argument, belief, dignity, and history

To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by G. Sarton on beauty, dignity, duty, effort, generations, genius, greatness, history, humanity, humility, mathematics, men, pride, privilege, study, thankfulness, and wonder

The main duty of the historian of mathematics, as well as his fondest privilege, is to explain the humanity of mathematics, to illustrate its greatness, beauty and dignity, and to describe how the incessant efforts and accumulated genius of many generations have built up that magnificent monument, the object of our most legitimate pride as men, and of our wonder, humility and thankfulness, as individuals. The study of the history of mathematics will not make better mathematicians but gentler ones, it will enrich their minds, mellow their hearts, and bring out their finer qualities.

G. Sarton

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on books and dignity

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: "Impressions of the United States," in Listener, London, 4 Sept. 1947

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A Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on character and dignity

Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one's self- sovereignty.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)

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