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There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

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There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when
two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer

If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler
men and women than monarchies have done it must and
will inevitably give place to something better.
- Anna Julia Cooper

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world
wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.
- Kevin Patterson

 

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side,
his nobler instincts, and his higher nature -
and another woman to help him forget them.
- Helen Rowland

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state,
than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Winning isn't worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it.
- Amos A. Stagg

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer,
nobler, higher, and more moral...
Agriculture should be at the basis of everything.
That's my idea.
- Nikolai Gogol

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does
not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler
than the forces which destroy him.
- George Orwell

A nobler example, because a less personal one,
of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment
of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts,
some of which are gentle and continuous;
others violent and short; some baser,
some nobler, and all necessary.
- Francis W. Newman

'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men
than it is to gain honor by taking them.
- David Borenstein

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

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

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
- Nick Lampson

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit
makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
- William Butler Yeats

My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source -
from favor and grace of God.
- Gerrit Smith

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
- John Ruskin

It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract;
and therefore this must be as far above the other as
judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
- Robert South

Action is greater than writing.
A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author.
There are but two things worth living for:
to do what is worthy of being written;
and to write what is worthy of being read.
- Ross Perot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

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

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

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

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

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

Better not be at all than not be noble.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is a noble and a base side to every history.
- Thomas Wentworth

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.
- William Weld

New England is the home of all that is good and noble
with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

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

It is not difficult to govern.
All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
- Mencius

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth,
that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
- John Ruskin

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their
preexisting and not so noble needs and desires:
They just go to action pictures,
and things like that.
- Roger Ebert

Again I entered my smithy to work and forge something
from the noble material of time past.
- Jean Froissart

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences
and endowments of the human mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.
- Charles Kingsley

It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong;
the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can
be overcome by physical means.
- Lydia M. Child

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

George Bush says what John Kerry did was noble.
Yet he sees him being savaged by his own supporters.
- Mark Shields

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause;
to an ardent,
generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame;
a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life,
from a stagnant one.
- John Sterling

All those people whose faces decorate the shopping
bags of Barnes and Noble,
with a few exceptions, would never get published today.
- Mark Crispin Miller

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the
unfinished agenda of our noble jihad...
until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam
becomes a way of life for our people.
- Mohammed Omar

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product
of reason and calculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

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

Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now.
I don't know if it carries the same cachet that it did then.
- Pat Oliphant

A noble person attracts noble people,
and knows how to hold on to them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza


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