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Motivational Noble Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Value Self

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin


 

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and,
in its true sense, a noble one.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark


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To deal with individual human needs
at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
- Jimmy Carter

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
- Blaise Pascal

Instead of noblemen,
let us have noble villages of men.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

Work alone is noble.
- Thomas Carlyle

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The noble man is only God's image.
- Ludwig Tieck

He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame;
but he is dead,
even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
- Ludwig Tieck

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

Applause is the spur of noble minds,
the end and aim of weak ones.
- Edmund Burke

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and,
while it is true that the suicide braves death,
he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle

One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential.
But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right,
and leaves the consequences to God.
- Robert Dale Owen

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with
noble and manly thoughts,
seek for no other test of its excellence.
It is good, and made by a good workman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women
of no note do great deeds,
speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
- Charles Reade

In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks,
that it's noble toil and that it is hard.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life,
from a stagnant one.
- John Sterling

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
- Tecumseh

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you,
do not look for any other standard to judge by:
the work is good,
the product of a master craftsman.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product
of reason and calculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

No matter how noble and special people want to make
the playoffs out to be...
it's a crapshoot.
- Orel Hershiser

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

It is a peculiar art form, but I think it's a necessary art form -
and I do believe it's a noble art form.
- Paul Conrad

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
- Ralph Bunche

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind
and unfits it for every noble enterprise,
every expanded prospect.
- James Madison

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen
drape over their will to power.
- Aldous Huxley

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

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick

Noble bold is an accident of fortune;
noble actions characterize the great.
- Carlo Goldoni

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love
for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders
for the beloved United States,
which was founded by noble and inspired men.
- Lorenzo Snow

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
- Tacitus

Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic,
and affords noble declamation.
Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
- Edward Moore

At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune,
I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the
indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
- Gabriela Mistral

A noble person attracts noble people,
and knows how to hold on to them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not difficult to govern.
All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
- Mencius

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too
often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble.
But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
- H. L. Mencken

It is finer to bring one noble human being into the
world and rear it well...
than to kill ten thousand.
- Olive Schreiner

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth,
that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
- John Ruskin

There is a noble manner of being poor,
and who does not know it will never be rich.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences
and endowments of the human mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but
so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
- Isaac Rosenberg

You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada.
If you're afraid to spend your capital,
you shouldn't be there.
- Brian Mulroney

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Be noble minded!
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us,
forms our true honor.
- Friedrich Schiller

Of every noble work the silent part is best,
of all expression that which can not be expressed.
- William Wetmore Story

Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
- J. M. Barrie

All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage,
and grow wiser and more serene.
- William Ellery Channing


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