By indignities men come to dignities.
"Which reminds me of the man I read of in some sacred book who was given a choice of what he most desired. And because he didn't ask for titles and honours and dignities, but only for immense wealth, these other things came to him also.""I am sure you didn't read about him in any sacred book.""Yes; I fancy you will find him in Debrett."saki
I know myself now; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities; A still and quiet conscience.william shakespeare
I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
By heaven, methinks, it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks; So he, that doth redeem her thence, might wear Without corrival, all her dignities: But out upon this half-fac'd fellowship!