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  • Alex Noble: Australian athlete and motivational speaker

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  • Alex Noble
    Alex Noble
    Australian athlete and motivational speaker
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    Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    A noble aim faithfully kept is a noble deed.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
    British playwright 1860-1937
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    Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
  • Martin Farquhar Tupper
    Martin Farquhar Tupper
    English writer and poet 1810-1889
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    Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
  • Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover
    American engineer, businessman and politician 1874-1964
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    Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.
    Source: On Growing Up: Letters to American Boys & Girls (1962)
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    Better not be at all than not be noble.
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