Quotes About Noblesse Oblige

Quotes tagged as "noblesse-oblige" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Warren Buffett
“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”
Warren Buffett

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Great power involves great responsibility”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Robert Fulghum
“The Sikh gave him the money. When Menon asked for his address so that he could repay the man, the Sikh said that Menon owed the debt to any stranger who came to him in need, as long as he lived. The help came from a stranger and was to be repaid to a stranger.”
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

David Estes
“As they say, with great power comes great responsibility.”
“Are you screwin’ with me, man?” Taylor asked bluntly.”
David Estes, Angel Evolution

“If you happened to be born on third base, you didn't rub it in the face of the guy who wasn't even born in the stadium. Self-interest was generally checked at the door with your coat and hat.”
Ron Suskind, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

“[I]f you don't feel or look rich, you don't necessarily feel the same sense of obligation that a traditional rich person does or should: Noblesse oblige is, after all, dependent on a classical idea of who is and is not the nobility. As that starts to fall away, obligation--to culture, to the future, to each other--begins to disappear too.”
Ellen Cushing

“Where the establishment emphasized humility, prudence, lineage, meritocracy celebrates ambition, achievement, brains&self-betterment”
Christopher Hayes, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

“The Global Financial Crisis (2008-?); it is not a matter of noblesse oblige as of vitesse oblige.”
Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Thomas Hughes
“Schools and universities are (as in a body) the noble and vital parts, which being vigorous and sound send good blood and active spirits into the veins and arteries, which cause health and strength; or, if feeble or ill-affected, corrupt all the vital parts; whereupon grow diseases, and in the end, death itself.”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

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