dig·ni·ty n. pl. dig·ni·ties
1. The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
2. Inherent nobility and worth
Always act with dignity, not matter what. That’s a line from the book that I’m reading. It’s up to you to determine whether you deserve it or not. You will get what you tell people they should give you. Not quite sure the full implication of that last line, but it sure sounds good.