The Dignity of Man depends on the Dignity of Christ
Just as man is the absolute perfection of all lower things, so Christ is the absolute perfection of all men. If, as the philosophers say, all perfection in each class is derived by the other members from the most perfect one as if from a fountain, no one may doubt that the perfection of all good in men is derived from Christ as a man. To Him alone the Spirit was given without measure, so that we might all receive it from His fullness. So how without any doubt this prerogative is due to Him as God and man, which also, so far as He was Man, was peculiar to Him and became Him as a legitimate privilege.
-Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, the Heptaplus