Nobility Quotes

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Hermann Hesse

True nobility is exempt from fear.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Oscar Wilde

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The army is the true nobility of our country.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

Solon

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

Rebecca West

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost.

Viktor Korchnoi

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.

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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.

Mark Twain

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he is not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

Edmund Burke

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton

We are the carriers of health and disease - either the divine health of courage and nobility or the demonic diseases of hate and anxiety.

Joshua Loth Liebman

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.

Friedrich Nietzsche

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Sir Philip Sidney

Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility!

Juvenal

Send your noble blood to market and see what it will bring.

Thomas Fuller

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

Carlo Goldoni

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

Thomas Browne

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Updated On : November 16, 2012
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