Quotes by noblest

Quotes 1 till 15 of 31.

1 2 3 Next 
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
    - +
    +7
    At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
    - +
    +3
    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
    - +
    +2
    For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    - +
    +1
    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
    - +
     0
    Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
    - +
     0
    An honest god's the noblest work of man.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
    - +
     0
    An honest man's the noblest work of God.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
    - +
     0
    Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
  • Bruce McCulloch
    Bruce McCulloch
    Canadian actor, comedian, writer 1961-
    Bruce McCulloch
    - +
     0
    Cancer Boy probably has the saddest, noblest, sweetest heart of any character I've ever done.
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    American Poet, Journalist 1855-1919
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    - +
     0
    Give us that grand word ''woman'' once again, and let's have done with ''lady''; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
    - +
     0
    If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
    - +
     0
    Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
    Friedrich von Schiller
    - +
     0
    Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
    - +
     0
    Of all the works of man I like best
    Those which have been used.
    The copper pots with their dents and flattened edges
    The knives and forks whose wooden handles
    Have been worn away by many hands: such forms
    Seemed to me the noblest.
    Source: Poems, 1913-1956 Of all the works of man [Von allen Werken] (c. 193
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
    James Thurber
    - +
     0
    Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.
1 2 3 Next 
All noblest famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 31 found