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Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings. (Quote by - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison)

There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other. (Quote by - Jose Ortega y Gasset)

Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Ay, these look like the workmanship of heaven; This is the porcelain clay of human kind, And therefore cast into these noble moulds. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Be noble! and the nobleness that lies In other men, sleeping, but never dead, Will rise in majesty to meet thine own. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Better not to be at all Than not to be noble. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates, reduce them to a level with plain republicans, send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter the workshops or handle the plow, and you will thus humble proud traitors. (Quote by - Thaddeus Stevens )

There are obligations to nobility. (Quote by - Duc de Levis)

Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility! (Quote by - Juvenal)

True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings. (Quote by - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison)

It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments. (Quote by - Daniel Moynihan)

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance. (Quote by - Theodore Roethke)

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost. (Quote by - Viktor Korchnoi)

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great. (Quote by - Goldoni)

Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem. (Quote by - Jane Porter)

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. (Quote by - Willa Cather)

A noble soul alone can noble souls attract; And knows alone, as ye, to hold them. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions. (Quote by - Jean Rostand)

Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die, But leave us still our old nobility. (Quote by - Lord John Manners)

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. (Quote by - Solon)

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. (Quote by - Elijah Wood)

I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. (Quote by - Homer)

Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have. (Quote by - Flavius Josephus)

I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility. (Quote by - Imelda Marcos)


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