Dignity cannot wait for better times.

Alberto Cairo

Quotation #16676

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“There Are No Scraps of Men.” TEDxRC2. Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "There Are No Scraps of Men." TEDxRC2. Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from physiotherapist and Red Cross orthopedic rehabilitation worker Alberto Cairo means that you cannot act undignified (ignoble, shameful) just because the timing is not convenient for you to do the dignified thing. In other words, you must step up and do the right thing when called to do so. The quote is from Cairo's 2011 TED Talk about finding humanity and dignity in the midst of war. Watch the full TED Talk here: Alberto Cairo - There Are No Scraps of Men