dignified quotes, aphorisms, statements, say
The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope Some few sublime and hot-headed gentleman muttered the word "impeachment." Others, who were more practical and less dignified, suggested that the Prime Minister "ought to have his head punched."
Firefly Simon: Suffocation's not exactly the most dignified way to go. The human body will involuntarily-
Inara: Please, I don't really require a clinical description right now.
Simon: I'm sorry. I just, uh... It was my birthday.