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William Wetmore Story Quotes and Sayings

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Of every noble work the silent part is best,
of all expression that which can not be expressed.
- William Wetmore Story

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

 

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

To deal with individual human needs
at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
- Jimmy Carter

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
- Blaise Pascal

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

Noble bold is an accident of fortune;
noble actions characterize the great.
- Carlo Goldoni

To make the public sentiment, on the side of all that
is just and true and noble,
is the highest use of life.
- Lucy Stone

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men.
True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
- Elijah Wood

All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage,
and grow wiser and more serene.
- William Ellery Channing

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize
the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe,
and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
- Michelangelo

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth,
that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
- John Ruskin

There is a noble manner of being poor,
and who does not know it will never be rich.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Innocence in genius, and candor in power,
are both noble qualities.
- Madame de Stael

An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
- A. P. Herbert

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.
- Sophocles

A sovereign's great example forms a people;
the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it.
- David Mallet

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you,
do not look for any other standard to judge by:
the work is good,
the product of a master craftsman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with
noble and manly thoughts,
seek for no other test of its excellence.
It is good, and made by a good workman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.
- William Weld

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who
remembers my noble father with such sadness.
- Egon Schiele

No matter how noble and special people want to make
the playoffs out to be...
it's a crapshoot.
- Orel Hershiser

All that is noble in the world's past history,
and especially the minds of the great and the good,
are never lost.
- James Martineau

Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed
at uplifting human stature.
- Jack Miller

Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
- J. M. Barrie

I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but
so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
- Isaac Rosenberg

No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
- Sophocles

Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now.
I don't know if it carries the same cachet that it did then.
- Pat Oliphant

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada.
If you're afraid to spend your capital,
you shouldn't be there.
- Brian Mulroney

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences
and endowments of the human mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause.
We must fight to obtain it.
- George Weah

He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame;
but he is dead,
even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
- Ludwig Tieck

It is not difficult to govern.
All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
- Mencius

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential.
But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right,
and leaves the consequences to God.
- Robert Dale Owen

Better not be at all than not be noble.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is
the greatest treasure in the world.
- Martin Luther

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
- Keanu Reeves

Again I entered my smithy to work and forge something
from the noble material of time past.
- Jean Froissart

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

What is the 'noble cause' for which you sent our country to war?
- Cindy Sheehan

It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong;
the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can
be overcome by physical means.
- Lydia M. Child

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully
as a distinguished success.
- Edward Dowden

The noble man is only God's image.
- Ludwig Tieck

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread,
Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen
drape over their will to power.
- Aldous Huxley

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord,
for they were born kings of the earth far more truly
than those who possess it only from having bought it.
- George Sand

I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the
unfinished agenda of our noble jihad...
until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam
becomes a way of life for our people.
- Mohammed Omar

Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic,
and affords noble declamation.
Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
- Edward Moore

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge,
and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal;
society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
- Gustav Heinemann


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