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  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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    Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
    Bhagat Singh
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    Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
    Theodore Roosevelt
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    I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright
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    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.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
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    Something ignoble, loathsome, undignified attends all associations between people and has been transferred to all objects, dwelling, tools, even the landscape itself.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
    Roland Barthes
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    There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
    John Milton
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    Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace.
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