Quotation Explorer - 'Noblest'

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. - Oscar Wilde
The noblest of men deserves not the weakest of women.
The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."~ - Louis D. Brandeis
A real friend is one who helps us to think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves. - Elizabeth George
The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain, and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's great ideas. He will feel inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity. - Alfred A. Montapert
MISCREANT, n. A person of the highest degree of unworth. Etymologically, the word means unbeliever, and its present signification may be regarded as theology's noblest contribution to the development of our language. - Ambrose Bierce
Reading is the noblest of all the hobbies, that is why people mention it so frequently in their resume even if they don't read much. - Amit Kalantri
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. - Leonardo da Vinci
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices. - Frederick The Great
Mathematics is a vast adventure in ideas; its history reflects some of the noblest thoughts of countless generations.
The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. - Charles C. Ryrie
Yes, Father. They have the bravest hearts, the noblest souls, and the shiniest armor in all the world.Shiniest armor? repeated King Ban. - Gerald Morris
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato
Man’s noblest endowment is his capacity to change. - Scott Ginsberg
The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
An honest man is the noblest work of God. - Alexander Pope
Goodness without knowledge... is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.... Both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind. Many men went a walking and many crippled men, did not. - John Phillips
Be kind. Be kind to others, be kind to animals, be kind to yourself. Smile at the mailman, pet your dog, buy yourself an ice cream cone. Spreading kindness in this world is the noblest thing a person can do. - Shenita Etwaroo
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. - Cicero
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed. - Grenville Kleiser
The Noblest form of Affection - Oscar Wilde
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. - Sir Richard Francis Burton
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
Pride sullies the noblest character. - Claudianus
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. - Rene Descartes
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. - Ronald Reagan
He wrote as a young man that God's noblest gift was the gift of an inquiring mind. - John Adams
that the grace of fable stirs the mind"...and..."that the perusal of excellent books is, as it were, to interview with the noblest men of past ages - René Descartes
As a grown-up, you have the widest array of constant struggles and battles you need to win. Yet, the most challenging is making a child know he or she is the noblest and most gratifying cause of all. - Zoran Stojkovski
To write good history is the noblest work of man. - John Dickson Carr
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. - Napoleon Hill
Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated. - Miguel de Unamuno
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. - Ayn Rand
Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people. - Thomas Davidson
Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords. - Theodore Roosevelt
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius
An honest god's the noblest work of man. - Samuel Butler
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