Noble Quotes

No principle is more noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true obedience.

Henry Giles

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy

W. R. Inge

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

Goldoni

Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

James Russell Lowell

He doth entreat your grace, my noble lord, To visit him to-morrow or next day: He is within, with two right reverend fathers, Divinely bent to meditation, And in no worldly suits would he be moved To draw him from his holy exercise.

William Shakespeare

To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ and first upgrowth of all virtue.

Charles Kingsley

HOURI, n. A comely female inhabiting the Mohammedan Paradise to make things cheery for the good Mussulman, whose belief in her existence marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a soul. By that good lady the Houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.

Ambrose Bierce

And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

Bill Bryson

He who requires urging to do a noble act will never accomplish it

Kahlil Gibran

Leadership is a noble calling. In addtion to meeting well-defined strategic objectives, leaders must also help their organizations make meaningful contributions to social issues, economic growth, and political stability. That's why effective organizational leadership plays a vital role in shaping our world.

Robert L. Joss

History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.

David C. McCullough

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Buddha

Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.

Anne Louise Germaine de StaÎl

True glory lies in noble deeds.

Unknown

Poetry is the suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions

John Ruskin

Every noble work is at first impossible.

Thomas Carlyle

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, -- an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Culture is on the horns of this dilemma: if profound and noble it must remain rare, if common it must become mean

George Santayana

'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von

Song of the brave, how thrills thy tone As when the Organ's music rolls; No gold rewards, but song alone, The deeds of great and noble souls. [Ger., Hoch klingt das Lied vom braven Mann, Wie Orgelton und Glockenklang; Wer hohes Muths sich ruhmen kann Den lohnt nicht Gold, den lohnt Gesang.

Gottfried Augustus Burger

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

James Matthew Barrie

Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The sense of honour is of so fine and delicate a nature, that it is only to be met with in minds which are naturally noble, or in such as have been cultivated by good examples, or a refined education.

Joseph Addison

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