The essence of non-violence is found in the non-cooperation with all forms of humiliation.
The need for self-esteem “is perhaps the most pervasive of any of the needs in humans”
from: “Needs as analogues of emotions” in J Burton (ed.) 1990, Conflict: human needs theory,
St. Martin’s Press, New York.
(found in Hilarie Roseman's book "Generating Forgiveness", Dignity Press 2014)
I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good.
Economic Development is just a means to an end, which is human dignity.
(as reported in german radio channel SWR 2)
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
(found at BrainyQuote)
But in fact, people want more than money in particular, one thing which kind of ties everything nicely together is dignity. And well, what does dignity mean? It is a sense that your life is worth living and that other people consider that your life is worth living.
2019 Nobel Prize in Economics