What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
The army is the true nobility of our country.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost.
Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.
To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice -- and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow.
Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy.
Be noble in every thought And in every deed!
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
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