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#dignity

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There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Certain numbers were the same way and certain dates and these with the names of the places were all you could say and have them mean anything. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.


Ernest Hemingway


#names #places #courage

On Lee as commander: "He had a cheerful dignity and could praise them (his men) without seeming to court their favor.


Shelby Foote


#encouragement #leadership #leadership

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.


Virginia Woolf


#dignity #double-standards #empowerment #equality #feminism

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.


Mary Wollstonecraft


#empowerment #equality #freedom #gender #independence

Equality lies only in human moral dignity. ... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers.


Fyodor Dostoyevsky


#dignity #equality #sharing #equality

No: I shall not marry Samuel Fawthrop Wynne." "I ask why? I must have a reason. In all respects he is more than worthy of you." She stood on the hearth; she was pale as the white marble slab and cornice behind her; her eyes flashed large, dilated, unsmiling. "And I ask in what sense that young man is worthy of me?


Charlotte Brontë


#courtship #dignity #empowerment #equality #feminism

There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.


Herman Melville


#devils #dignity #equals #hell #hell is

There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.


Harry Bridges


#better #better life #bring #democracy #dignity

It was a life, she eventually concluded, that had been lived in the middle ground, where contentment and love were found in the smallest details of people's lives. It was a life of dignity and honor, not without sorrows yet fulfilling in a way that few experiences ever were.


Nicholas Sparks


#dignity #fulfilling #honor #life #love

Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.


William Shakespeare


#courtship #dignity #empowerment #happiness #husbands






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