Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to
Remember this, that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life
A position of dignity is more easily improved upon than acquired
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them
By indignities men come to dignities
Dignity increases more easily than it begins


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."