Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long. - Seneca
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. - Abraham Lincoln
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth - Abraham Lincoln
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity – I mean the true simplicity of a rightly and nobly ordered mind and character, not that other simplicity which is only a euphemism for folly. - Plato
Democracy is always an unfinished experiment, testing the capacity of each generation to live freedom nobly. - George Weigel
The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. - William Shakespeare
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly. - Bertrand Russell
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.