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William Ramsay Quotes and Sayings

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The noblest exercise of the mind within doors,
and most befitting a person of quality,
is study.
- William Ramsay

That service is the noblest
which is rendered for its own sake.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest
gift of the human cerebrum.
- Alexis Carrel

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Alexander Pope

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Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition,
but it has its curious rewards.
There is a sense of getting somewhere fast,
which satisfies a native American urge.
- James Thurber

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace
of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only
to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
- Napoleon Hill

That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred
from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The community which has neither poverty nor riches
will always have the noblest principles.
- Plato

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided
for the souls of men I do not know,
I cannot prove.
But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that,
if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams,
it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
- James A. Baldwin

And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
- John Dryden

The end of man is action, and not thought,
though it be of the noblest.
- Thomas Carlyle

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts:
but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper
never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
- M. Kathleen Casey

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle

There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive
of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature,
than the exercise of unlimited power.
- William Henry Harrison

Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest;
when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
- Friedrich Schiller

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man;
its publication is a duty.
- Madame de Stael

And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
- Thomas Shadwell

Father asked us what was God's noblest work.
Anna said men, but I said babies.
Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- Louisa May Alcott

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts:
to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

At the beginning of the 20th century,
the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music,
which was then considered as the noblest art.
- Brian Eno

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in
this world is to discover new truths,
and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
- Frederick II

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
- Pierre Corneille

This sight...
is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
- Edmond Halley

I happen to think that American politics is one of
the noblest arts of mankind;
and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
- Theodore White

If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence,
his noblest function is the search for truth.
- Morris West

If an honest man is the noblest work of God,
then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
- Matthew Simpson

An honest God is the noblest work of man.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the
noblest definition of it;
enthusiasm signifies God in us.
- Madame de Stael

Cancer Boy probably has the saddest,
noblest,
sweetest heart of any character I've ever done.
- Bruce McCulloch

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts,
not figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart throbs.
He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest,
acts the best.
- Philip James Bailey

The noblest search is the search for excellence.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought,
and the death of the most noblest knights of the world;
for through our love that we have loved together is
my most noble lord slain.
- Thomas Malory

The progress of the American Revolution has been so
rapid and such the alteration of manners,
the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas
that almost universally prevail,
that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions
have been nearly annihilated.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment
to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience
are and will be invaluable in enabling us,
together, to achieve a better world.
- Vicente Fox

Give us that grand word "woman" once again,
and let's have done with "lady"; one's a term full of fine force,
strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen;
and one's a word for lackeys.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The answer to circumstances is choosing a positive response,
and the most positive choice is to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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