Quotes by nobility

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  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
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    Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
  • Boethius
    Boethius
    Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
    Boethius
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    If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy.
  • Aberjhani
    Aberjhani
    American historian, columnist and novelist 1957-
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    In the face of a world where economic hardships often ground the best of the human spirit into the worst, love provided a pathway into hidden chambers of the spirit where nobility and compassion might be salvaged, resurrected, and made stronger.
    Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    New nobility is but the act of power, but ancient nobility is the act of time.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
  • Solon
    Solon
    Greek statesman 636?-558? B.C.
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    Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Rascals are always sociable - more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
  • Napoleon III
    Napoleon III
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    The army is the true nobility of our country.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.
  • Alfred Rosenberg
    Alfred Rosenberg
    German Nazi theorist and ideologue 1893-1946
    Alfred Rosenberg
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    The German people is not marked by original sin, but by original nobility.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
    Jean Rostand
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    The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    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.
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