I think it's better to leave with decorum and great dignity.
Jiji in Kiki’s Delivery Service
Our constitution includes this wonderful article 1: "Human dignity is inviolable." What we're experiencing every day: Aggression against Jews, aggression against immigrants, violence and hate speech - that's what we have to stand up against!
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - September 20191
If it is meant for you, you won't have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.
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