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Noble Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Value Self

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

It is finer to bring one noble human being into the
world and rear it well...
than to kill ten thousand.
- Olive Schreiner

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

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

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

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

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

Be noble minded!
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us,
forms our true honor.
- Friedrich Schiller

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

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

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

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

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

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

New England is the home of all that is good and noble
with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.
Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
- Delmore Schwartz

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
which regulates our authority over the domain,
and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
- William H. Seward

All those people whose faces decorate the shopping
bags of Barnes and Noble,
with a few exceptions, would never get published today.
- Mark Crispin Miller

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

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

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

No artist work is so high, so noble,
so grand,
so enduring, so important for all time,
as the making of character is a child.
- Charlotte Saunders Cushman

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one
individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
- Ralph Bunche

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.
- Charles Kingsley

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

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

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

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

All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their
preexisting and not so noble needs and desires:
They just go to action pictures,
and things like that.
- Roger Ebert

Applause is the spur of noble minds,
the end and aim of weak ones.
- Edmund Burke

This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing
is clear but the arrogance of quest.
I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
- Franz Grillparzer

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

A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness
and malice that it has never felt.
- Jean Racine

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

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
- Dodie Smith

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

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

Truth and mercy require the exertion -
never the suppression,
of man's noble rights and powers.
- Gerrit Smith

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick

All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
- Friedrich Schiller

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


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