|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Remember this,that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.|
Marcus AureliusMeditations. IV. 32.
|Otium cum dignitate.|
Ease with dignity.
CiceroOratia Pro Publio Sextio. XLV.
| The dignity of truth is lost|
With much protesting.
Ben JonsonCatiline. Act III. Sc. 2.
| * * * With grave|
Aspect he rose, and in his rising seemd
A pillar of state; deep on his front engraven
Deliberation sat, and public care;
And princely counsel in his face yet shone
Majestic, though in ruin: sage he stood,
With Atlantéan shoulders, fit to bear
The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look
Drew audience and attention still as night
Or summers noontide air.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 300.
| We have exchanged the Washingtonian dignity for the Jeffersonian simplicity, which was in truth only another name for the Jeffersonian vulgarity.|
Bishop Henry C. PotterAddress at the Washington Centennial Service. New York, April 30, 1889.
|Facilius crescit dignitas quam incipit.|
Dignity increases more easily than it begins.
SenecaEpistolæ Ad Lucilium. CI.
|But clay and clay differs in dignity,|
Whose dust is both alike.
Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 6.
| Let none presume|
To wear an undeserved dignity.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9. L. 39.
|True dignity abides with him alone|
Who, in the silent hour of inward thought,
Can still suspect, and still revere himself,
In lowliness of heart.
WordsworthLines left upon a seat in a Yew Tree. Same idea in BeattieMinstrel. II. St. 12.
|Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.|
YoungNight Thoughts. VI. 128.