Quotation Explorer - 'Noble'

To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up. - Dalai Lama XIV
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. - Lin Yutang
Be noble like the sun; let even those who resent you for shinning benefit from your warmth. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A real definition of life lies in our daily thoughts and the steps we take to or away from what is distinctive and noble. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments - Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others. - Pope Francis
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
It is noble to teach oneself, it is still nobler to teach others. - Mark Twain
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
Reckless behavior, particularly in young boys, may be the uncontrolled expression of a legitimate, even Godly, desire to strive after great and noble deeds. And when the desire for adventure follows a God-honoring course, exciting things can happen. - Hal and Melanie Young
Tears are the noble language of eyes, and when true love of words is destitute. The eye by tears speak, while the tongue is mute. - Robert Herrick
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. - Edward Chapin
I know noble accentsAnd lucid, inescapable rhythms;But I know, too,That the blackbird is involvedIn what I know. - Wallace Stevens
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
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
Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
All are one unless and until they are asked to work together to achieve a noble goal one. - Anuj Somany
If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas. - Graceanne A. Decandido
Authenticity is a continual process of building self-awareness, a journey through which we acknowledge both our strengths and our limitations, and come to identify a noble purpose. - Tom Hayes
Be humble for you are made of dung. Be noble for you are made of stars.
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! - William Shakespeare
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gratitude is one of the virtues of the noble man. It is the hallmark of a life lived well. It is a trademark of the righteous man. It is an attribute that significantly impacts on your personal happiness and how sound your relationship will be with others. - Sesan Kareem
A noble and resolute people can safely tread a dark and fearsome path if they always shine before them the lamps of wisdom and valor. - Aleksandra Layland
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is a human owl, vigilant in darkness, and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. - Henry Ward Beecher
The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies. - Mark Twain
Charlie dear, it is I who have to be proud of you. And I am very, very proud of you. You have called me pretty; and as long as I am pretty in your eyes, I am happy. You, dear old Charlie, are not handsome, but you are good, which is far more noble. - George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
Aspirations; be careful with those, if noble they will emancipate you, if corrupt you will be condemned - Rohit Omar
It is probable that the most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are engaged in noble and courageous acts. - Noam Chomsky
I understand now that you cannot fight for a noble cause with heinous actions. - Andre Mikhailovich Solonitsyn
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. - Heinrich Heine
Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind! - George Washington
If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced. - William Shakespeare
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
Reading brings power to the mind and power brings freedom to the mind. Though you ought to read, read what is noble and worthy of not just your time, but your lifetime! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Part of understanding the creative urge is understanding that it's primal. Wanting to change the world is not a noble calling, it's a primal calling. - Hugh Macleod
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution. - Spencer W. Kimball
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. - Martin Luther
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich. - Seneca
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
The noble spirit grows from the bareness of thoughts. - Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Nature alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth and of what is absolutely noble and beautiful. - George Sand
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway
Poetry in the dark of the night you are my torch.Poetry makes you believe in the freedom in your own home.Poetry causes the increase of the human race.Poetry ennobles the spirit of man.Poetry is like a noble fragrance that caresses your soul.Poetry is the royal essence of beauty. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Back of every noble life there are principles that have fashioned it.
When two friends part they should lock up each other's secrets and exchange keys. The truly noble mind has no resentments.
With honesty and a little digging, we have the opportunity to identify our gifts and harness them in the service of our best self—our own unique noble purpose. - Tom Hayes
A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity. - Mollie Marti
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? - Michelangelo Buonarroti
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. - Aristotle
Many pride themselves, staking claim to the noble virtue that is loyalty. However, many resolve to give their allegiance to nothing. How can one demand loyalty, if one stands by nothing, nor commits to the realization of an ideal? - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Entrepreneurship is where a noble cause meets the passion. - Farshad Asl
Boldness in the course of a noble fight is worth the risk...If you stand on truth, you'll only regret your timidity later, but you'll never regret being bold. - Charles R. Swindoll
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds. - James M. Barrie
K-I-N-G Jesus is busy in every moment! (Kind hearted -Integrous - Noble - Gracious)" ~ © gfp '42™ - Gary Patton
Laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to the realization of the noble dreams of socialism. - Henry George
I have learned that having a cause to fight for is a noble and rare thing to have. So be fearless and fight. - Abeer Allan
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
It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish. - Carol Green
When your cause is noble, you shall never know fear. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The noble man is chiefly concerned with wisdom and friendship; of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter and immortal one. - Epicurus
Liberty, with all its drawbacks, is everywhere vastly more attractive to a noble soul than good social order without it than society like a flock of sheep, or a machine working like a watch. - Johann Schiller
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum - Walter Scott
Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H.L. Mencken
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
GENEROUS, adj. Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest. - Ambrose Bierce
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. - Marcus Claudius Tacitus
Vietnam was a noble cause imperfectly pursued - Ronald Regan
Laws should act as the lower limits of acceptable behavior, not as a guide to noble action. - George Hammond
If the pocket goes dry but the mind is fertile, awake and plant something noble in the mind and you shall surely reap something noble in the end, no matter what! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Don’t be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for. - Shannon L. Alder
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to concealthe ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we havenationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined,is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. - Horace Greeley
Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed. - Moliere
Fight for the only thing she knew was good enough, noble enough, powerful enough to be worth risking everything... Love. - Lauren Kate
Lies can't grow. Once plucked they can only wither. But every truth, once planted, grows into a tall, noble tree. - Stefan Emunds
, As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments. - Alexander the Great
It's not enough merely to exist. Every man has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to relize his own true worth. - Albert Schweitzer
Aspiring to a small business that does what it does very well is a noble pursuit. - Narenda Rocherolle
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path. - Edgar Allan Poe
We are advised to meditate on things that are true, lovely, noble, gracious and bring good report. These should form the basis of our thought pattern. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential. - Ayn Rand
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. - Sir Philip Sidney
We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. - Charles Darwin
Staying for your children is noble. However, staying with someone that teaches your children that "selective" evilness is okay is mental illness. - Shannon L. Alder
Noble be man, Helpful and good! For that alone Sets him apart From every other creature On earth.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor. - Friedrich Schiller
The best stories are about a character who has a goal or noble quest and goes through hell to get it. Do you have a goal or quest like that in real life? Why not? - Kenneth Wayne Wood
Faithfulness and character are noble qualities that God honors. - Jim George
I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. - Homer
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Words are drunk, the writer is sober;Priests are cruel, the butcher is noble. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
Ambition: it is the last infirmity of noble minds. - J.M. Barrie
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. - Serbian Proverb
Bush spoke of another principle, that a just war must "support a just cause." In the Persian Gulf, he said, "our cause could not be more noble." What nation has ever said its war was not noble? - Colman McCarthy
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
Neither every rich person is noble nor miser.Neither every poor person is humble nor wicked. - Salsabeel
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? - Friedrich Nietzsche
When animals do something noble we say they are behaving ‘like humans’. When humans do something disgusting we say they are behaving ‘like animals’. Clumsy use of the English language perpetuates the myth that animals are inferior and disposable beings. - Phillip Wollen
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. - Henry Ward Beecher
Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. - Herbert Hoover
Every person has a longing to be significant, to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. - John C. Maxwell
If you drink the good wine of the noble countess, you have to entertain her less desirable friends. - Virginia Woolf
Hannah means The Honeycomb of Abundant nutrients which Nourish my soul to be Noble in my all networks with an Affable Humility. - Wisdom Kwashie Mensah
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! - William Shakespeare
Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble. - Henry Royce
Humble spirit leads to a noble character. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Good books do not waste our time as most people do... collect a great quantity of books, build alibrary worthy of your noble soul, andspend without stint all the money necessary for it. - Cardinal Augustin Valier
Love is greater than marriage, love is the greater thing while marriage, though noble and honorable, is questionable in its origins. I question the creations of man, I do not question the masterpieces of God. - C. JoyBell C.
Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices. - Otto von Bismarck
The truly noble heart sacrifices itself for others’ good, to defend the weak and the good against evil. To a heart like this, a heart devoted to chivalry, courage is a matter of form. - J. Aaron Gruben
How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. - Anne Frank
I just thought that was the most noble contribution you could make to human kind, was to be a teacher. - Dudley Flood
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves--their convictions and their aspirations--every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. - Nathaniel Branden
Lorsque tu verras une bonneD'enfants, et non autre personne,Assise au milieu d'un tenderOu wagon de chemin de fer,Découvres-toi sur son passage,Salut à son noble visage !MoralitéA bonne en tender, salut. "(Fables de Joinville) - Alphonse Allais
Want to do something noble and courageous while you're on this Earth treat the mentally ill like they have some worth. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
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
Insights are everything. They play central parts in the actualization of destiny. A dangerous insights becomes a colossal executioner. Latching your fate with noble thoughts spares you a life of self-limitation. - Darmie Orem
Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. - Sheri Dew
A truly honorable person, would never convince another to stray, from their personal pursuit of honor. No, only one lacking this noble quality would try to justify and market, an existence without it. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
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