Nobility Quotes

What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke

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

Elijah Wood

Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it ca.

George Santayana

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Benito Mussolini

Men don't like nobility in woman. Not any men. I suppose it is because the men like to have the copyrights on nobility -- if there is going to be anything like that in a relationship.

Dorothy Parker

Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back.

Francis Bacon

It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.

Daniel Moynihan

If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy.

Boethius

Be noble in every thought And in every deed!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.

Claudian

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.

Whitney Young

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.

James T. Walsh

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

Respect the man of noble races other than your own, who carries out, in a different place, a combat parallel to yours -- to ours. He is your ally. He is our ally, be he at the other end of the world.

Savitri Devi

Not a day passes over this earth but men and women of note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.

Charles Reed

Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.

Kedar Joshi

He is man whose heart is spirited and eyes are wet each moment on account of the sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, and nobility that decorate this world.

Kedar Joshi

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man or woman. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

Hindu Teaching

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

Jimmy Carter

The pure air and dazzling snow belong to things beyond the reach of all personal feeling, almost beyond the reach of life. Yet such things are a part of our life, neither the least noble nor the most terrible.

Frederick Soddy

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

Jean Racine

Tolerance is mans ornament, keeping promises is a sign of nobility, and bonding with others is a grace.

Husayn ibn

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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