Dignity is closely connected with self-discipline. Self-discipline gives you freedom from the temptations of passion and prejudice.
You draw your strength from within, guided by your knowledge of truth and the correct choice in any given moment. Drawing on your inner strength enables you to turn away from frivolous self-indulgence and the disregard for human dignity in yourself and in others.
To live with dignity means you put your worth as a human being above the conscious pursuit of wealth, power and fame.