Noble Quotes

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Sarah Dessen
“It didn't make you noble to step away from something that wasn't working, even if you thought you were the reason for the malfunction. Especially then. It just made you a quitter. Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Leo Tolstoy
“I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Confessions

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right.”
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelms

Criss Jami
“If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.”

J.K. Rowling
“Ginny, listen . . . I can’t be involved with you anymore. We’ve got to stop seeing each other. We can’t be together.”
“It’s for some stupid, noble reason, isn’t it?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Spencer W. Kimball
“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

Mehmet Murat ildan
“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

“Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

Criss Jami
“It is a noble responsibility to not back down when you know that you know that you know that you are right.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Elizabeth Haydon
“Oi’m always noble, sir; it’s in my blood. ’As been ever since Oi ate that knight a few years back. Why?”
Elizabeth Haydon, Rhapsody: Child of Blood

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,

Charles Grandison Finney
“I was like you once, long time ago. I believed in the dignity of man. Decency. Humanity. But I was lucky. I found out the truth early, boy.

And what is the truth, Stark?

It's all very simple. There's no such thing as the dignity of man. Man is a base, pathetic and vulgar animal.”
Charles G. Finney, The Circus of Dr. Lao

Friedrich Nietzsche
“We are noble, good, beautiful, and happy!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals

Friedrich Nietzsche
“love as a passion—it is our European specialty—must absolutely be of noble origin; as is well known, its invention is due to the Provencal poet-cavaliers, those brilliant, ingenious men of the "gai saber," to whom Europe owes so much, and almost owes itself.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

“When someone is angry and hateful toward you ~ they spit out all kinds of venom, to inflict you with unnecessary hurt and pain. But when you know who you are within, and you stand by your truth, their venom cannot poison you, its arrow turns and points straight back at them! To be humble and virtuous is a trait of the noble and the righteous”
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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

Charles G. Finney
“I was like you once, long time ago. I believed in the dignity of man. Decency. Humanity. But I was lucky. I found out the truth early, boy.

And what is the truth, Stark?

It's all very simple. There's no such thing as the dignity of man. Man is a base, pathetic and vulgar animal.”
Charles G. Finney, The Circus of Dr. Lao

Patricia Finney
“I hate it when everyone is so noble and good in a story that you can't imagine it being true at all.”
Patricia Finney, Feud

Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age.

{Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Charles Spalding Thomas

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Honesty is considerably more than the absence of lying. It is the absence of deception, of cheating, of stealing, of treachery, of guile. But that is not all, honesty is the inclusion of virtuous characteristics as well: loyalty, justness, truth, accuracy, reliance, sincerity, openness. Honesty is every word, every action, and every intention being both bare and noble.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Michael Flynn
“[D]idn't Aristarchus and the Pythagoreans propose heliocentrism in ancient times? If only they had prevailed, we might have had Real Science millennia sooner. What was their evidence?

Well, you see, fire is nobler than earth and the center is a nobler position. So fire has to be in the center. QED.

There are many names for this sort of thinking, but "scientific" is not one of them.”
Michael Flynn

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Meeting the needs of the needy is a noble thing to do.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Friedrich Nietzsche
“L'âme noble a le respect de soi-même.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Dannika Dark
“How a man treats a stranger says more about his character than how he treats his family.”
Dannika Dark, The Vow

“We tend to like our noble lawbreakers to be comfortably in the past, where time and death have sanitized them into heroes, and to suffer those who struggle against injustice in the present only grudgingly, if at all.”
Talia Lavin, Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

Anton Chekhov
“Women are like soft wax from which men have always shaped anything they wanted. Good heavens above, women cut their hair, left home and family, and died in alien lands for the sake of a man's cheap infatuation. Among the ideas for which women sacrificed themselves there isn't a single feminine idea... Selfless, faithful slaves!
Noble, exalted slavery! That, in fact, is the sublime purpose of a woman's life. From the awful muddle that has accumulated in my head in the course of my association with women, my memory has retained, as a filter, not ideas, clever words, or philosophy, but their extraordinary resignation to fate, their extraordinary charity and all-forgiveness...”
Anton Chekhov

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“True nobility is to exercise power as a servant to all and master of none.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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