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Noblest Quotes

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

Related topics: Values

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
- Tacitus

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

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

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and,
while it is true that the suicide braves death,
he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle

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

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble.
But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
- H. L. Mencken


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