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Quotes About Nobility

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Nicholas Sparks
“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

Christopher Paolini
“Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Philip James Bailey
“We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives,
Who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.”
Philip James Bailey, Festus: A Poem

Cassandra Clare
“One finds nobility in the oddest places.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
Malcolm S. Forbes

Charles Dickens
“Before I go," he said, and paused -- "I may kiss her?"

It was remembered afterwards that when he bent down and touched her face with his lips, he murmured some words. The child, who was nearest to him, told them afterwards, and told her grandchildren when she was a handsome old lady, that she heard him say, "A life you love.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Ayn Rand
“It's easy to run to others. It's so hard to stand on one's own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can't fake it in your own eyes. Your ego is your strictest judge. They run from it. They spend their lives running. It's easier to donate a few thousand to charity and think oneself noble than to base self-respect on personal standards of personal achievement. It's simple to seek substitutes for competence--such easy substitutes: love, charm, kindness, charity. But there is no substitute for competence.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Lemony Snicket
“A successful villain should have all these things at his or her villainous fingertips, or else give up villainy altogether and try to lead a life of decency, integrity, and kindness, which is much more challenging and noble, if not always quite as exciting.”
Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

Socrates
“One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”
Socrates

Mark Twain
“To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler and much less trouble.”
Mark Twain

Sophocles
“When he endures nothing but endless miseries-- What pleasure is there in living the day after day,
Edging slowly back and forth toward death?
Anyone who warms their heart with the glow
Of flickering hope is worth nothing at all.
The noble man should either live with honor or die with honor. That's all there is to be said.”
Sophocles, Sophocles II: Ajax/Women of Trachis/Electra/Philoctetes

Walter Scott
“Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.”
Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

George Orwell
“A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses.”
George Orwell

Alexandre Dumas
“I am a Count, Not a Saint.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Douglas Adams
“Nobleness was one word for making a fuss about the trivial inevitabilities of life, but there were others.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Ayn Rand
“Fransisco, you're some kind of very high nobility, aren't you?" He answered, "Not yet. The reason my family has lasted for such a long time is that none of us has ever been permitted to think he is born a d'Anconia. We are expected to become one.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Roman Payne
“After joyfully working each morning, I would leave off around midday to challenge myself to a footrace. Speeding along the sunny paths of the Jardin du Luxembourg, ideas would breed like aphids in my head—for creative invention is easy and sublime when air cycles quickly through the lungs and the body is busy at noble tasks.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“A strong man does not succumb to pressures, he knows that without pressures he will not find pleasures and so he will not be made.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Dejan Stojanovic
“We like to admit to only that which already glows, although it is nobler to support brightness before it glows, not afterwards.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Andrew Ashling
“Dav­el­lon may be a vil­lage, but the Dav­el­lon House can be any­thing you make it. No­bil­ity has to start some­where. It might as well start with you. Let no­body look down on you, for what­ever rea­son, My Lord. Ti­tles are granted or in­her­ited, no­bil­ity isn't.

~Tenaxos I to Landar Parmingh, Baron Davellon”
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Hands - Part 1: Gambit

Vladislav Krapivin
“Что ни говори, воспитание - великая вещь. Если мальчишку десяти лет учили быть человеком, он не позволит себе долго смотреть волчонком на тех, кто не виноват в его беде.”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...

Vladislav Krapivin
“Мальчишка был явно из хорошей семьи. Из такой, где истинная воспитанность и твёрдое ощущение своего "я" - наследие нескольких поколений. Порода видна всегда, инфанта узнают, несмотря на лохмотья...”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...

John Irving
“Wallace Worthington would have reminded Wilbur Larch of someone he might have met at the Channing-Peabodys’, where Dr. Larch went to perform his second abortion – the rich people’s abortion, as Larch thought of it. Wallace Worthington would strike Homer Wells as what a real King of New England should look like.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

“...как бы на горох не мороз, он бы через тын перерос.

Прокофьич (Анисим Прокофьев) - Сергею Андреевичу Валягину
- П.И. Мельников-Печерский "Старые годы”
П.И. Мельников-Печерский, Повести о любви. Сборник в двух томах. Том первый

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