Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her. - Wisdom 6:12
Set your heart on that Wisdom, though it appear to all the world as Foolishness.
There is no love that is not mixed with sin, at least on this earth, at least until the End. There is no love that will not be resisted - by the world, by the one you love ... and worst of all, by your own divided heart. But love redeems and is redeemed.
For she draws us on, she makes us fools - and in fact we become fools to those around us, and even to ourselves.
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong - 1 Cor. 1:27
Our dignity, battered and bruised though it might be, comes from our loyalty to this love, the love for Her - for Her who is the Wisdom of God, the Purity of Man, the delight of our existence.