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    noble Quotes

    The noble person who has eaten of his lord's bounty should die in his lord's battles; to return to one's home dead and wrapped in a horse's hide is a happy fate. Am I the sort of people to bring to nought the grand designs of my country?
    — Zhou Yu
    tags: fate  people  die  noble 
    Sometimes, I go to Barnes & Noble with the sole intention of moving all copies of the bible to the fiction section.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: bible  fiction  noble 
    With hearts that believe in Allah's will and predetermination, we have received the news about the martyrdom of the martyr. . . . Al-Hotary, the son of Palestine, whose noble soul ascended to . . . in order to rest in Allah's Kingdom, together with the Prophets, the men of virtue, and the martyrs. The heroic martyrdom operation . . . who turned his body into bombs . . . the model of manhood and sacrifice for the sake of Allah and the homeland.
    — Yasser Arafat
    The noble person uses things; the lesser man is used by things.
    — Xunzi
    tags: men  people  noble 
    In England, footballers are respected more, the game is more noble, there's less cheating. Every Spaniard who goes loves it - and comes back a better player. If I had ever left it would have been to England.
    — Xavi
    tags: games  england  noble 
    Remember that a noble logical diagram, once recorded, will never die; long after we are gone, it will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.
    — Willis Polk
    tags: living  gone  noble 
    Of every noble work the silent part is best; of all expression, that which cannot be expressed.
    — William Wetmore Story
    tags: work  noble 
    Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.
    — William Weld
    tags: wrong  government  noble 
    Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they'd follow you. And so would I
    — William Wallace
    Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: patriotism  morals  noble 
    There is no limit to the noble aspirations which the words "my country" may evoke.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: noble 
    The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
    — William O. Douglas
    I wish popularity, but it is that popularity which follows; not that which is run after. It is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends, by noble means.
    — William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
    tags: justice  wishes  noble  fail 
    He [Gen. Douglas MacArthur] was a great thundering paradox of a man, noble and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of men and the worst of men, the most protean, most ridiculous, and most sublime.
    — William Manchester
    tags: men  inspiring  noble 
    It is for us to discharge the high duties that devolve on us, and carry our race onward. To be no better, no wiser, no greater than the past is to be little and foolish and bad; it is to misapply noble means, to sacrifice glorious opportunities for the performance of sublime deeds, to become cumberers of the ground.
    — William Lloyd Garrison
    Next to the ministry I know of no more noble profession than the law. The object aimed at is justice, equal and exact, and if it does not reach that end at once it is because the stream is diverted by selfishness or checked by ignorance. Its principles ennoble and its practice elevates.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    Idea is a noble one - an idea that fills and expands all generous souls; the idea of equality - the equality of all men before human tribunals and human laws, as they all are equal before the Divine tribunal and Divine laws.
    — William H. Seward
    tags: men  human  law  equality  divine  ideas  noble 
    All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: noble 
    Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: belief  noble 
    Noble men in the quiet of morning hear Indians singing the continent's violent requiem.
    — William Dunbar
    tags: men  violent  noble 
    If a great man struggling with misfortunes is a noble object, a little man that despises them is no contemptible one.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  noble 
    "Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself.The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?
    — William Bennett
    tags: death  time  heart  living  age  dying  questions  noble  honor  worth 
    Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.
    — Willard Gaylin
    No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Two people, when they love each other, grow alike in their tastes and habits and pride, but their moral natures (whatever we may mean by that canting expression) are never welded. The base one goes on being base, and the noble one noble, to the end.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: nature  people  morals  pride  noble 
    If [the writer] achieves anything noble, anything enduring, it must be by giving himself absolutely to his material. And this gift of sympathy is his great gift; is the fine thing in him that alone can make his work fine.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: work  alone  giving  gift  achieve  noble 
    Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
    — Will Carleton
    tags: hero  noble 
    If the mind loves solitude, it has thereby acquired a loftier character, and it becomes still more noble when the taste is indulged in.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    Those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed he Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits . . . noble spirits before God.
    — Wilford Woodruff
    When mourning the loss of our departed friends, I cannot help but think that in every death there is a birth; the spirit leaves the body dead to us, and passes to the other side of the veil alive to that great and noble company that are also working for the accomplishment of the purpose of God, in the redemption and salvation of a fallen world.
    — Wilford Woodruff
    In our behavior, in the words we write and speak, we can become ambassadors of God's inspiration. Whenever we strive to lift up others in ways that are good and noble we are serving as radiating centers for God's inspiration.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    tags: god  write  noble 
    Love is the supreme good; it is the overflowing life, the giving of ourselves to noble ends and causes.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    tags: giving  noble 
    The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
    — Wendell Phillips
    tags: people  power  wealth  american  noble 
    Though plunged in ills and exercised in care,Yet never let the noble mind despair.
    — Wendell Phillips
    tags: despair  mind  noble 
    Even when our intentions are noble and our efforts sincere, even when we dedicate our lives to the service of others, the corrosive pressure of frantic over-activity can nonetheless cause suffering in ourselves and others. A "successful" life can become a violent enterprise.
    — Wayne Muller
    One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: men  action  existence  risk  water  noble  year  honor  worth 
    Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
    — Walter Scott
    There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: character  noble 
    Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: absurd  noble 
    Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: mind  absurd  noble 
    It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.
    — Walter Lord
    tags: character  people  hero  poor  facts  noble 
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