Quotes and Sayings about Nobility



"The army is the true nobility of our country."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Army, Country, Nobility)

"Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Nobility, Order)

"Idleness is an appendix to nobility."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Idleness, Nobility)

"Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Courage, Indifference, Nobility)

"Virtue is the truest nobility."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Virtue, Nobility)

"True nobility is exempt from fear."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Fear, Nobility)

"It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Debt, Man, Nobility)

"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."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Being, First, May, Nobility, World)

"Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility)

"True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

"Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have."
- Flavius Josephus
(Related: Father, Nobility, Now, Reputation, Righteousness)

"The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost."
- Viktor Korchnoi
(Related: Chess, Nobility)

"I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives."
- John Lasseter
(Related: People, Nobility, Pride)

"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."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Idea, Nobility)

"I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Nobility, Right)

"In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: People, Nobility)

"War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: War, Courage, Nobility, Tension)

"Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition."
- Riccardo Muti
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Ambition, Commitment, Nobility, Ostentation, Simplicity, Spirit)

"I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Beauty, Men, Change, Greatness, Meaning, Nobility, Order, Validity)

"Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Virtue, Nobility)

"What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance."
- Theodore Roethke
(Related: Soul, Circumstance, Madness, Nobility)

"The German people is not marked by original sin, but by original nobility."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: People, Nobility, Sin)

"The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Being, Nobility)

"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."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Character, Company, Man, Nobility, Pleasure)

"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Mercy, Nobility)

"You have the right to kill me, but you don't have the right to judge me. That's life. There's nobility in that. There's focus. It's genuine. It's crystal and it's pure and it's available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Life, Focus, Nobility, Rest, Right)

"If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Work, God, Man, Nobility)

"Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath."
- Solon
(Related: Trust, Character, Nobility)

"It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now."
- Stendhal
(Related: Nobility, Now, Style, Will, Writers, Years)

"Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates, reduce them to a level with plain republicans, send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter the workshops or handle the plow, and you will thus humble proud traitors."
- Thaddeus Stevens
(Related: Children, Labor, Nobility, Republicans, Will)

"For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: War, Courage, Americans, Defense, Fire, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Nobility)

"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Life, Soul, Desire, Nobility, Struggle, Will)

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
- Elijah Wood
(Related: Men, Being, Lies, Nobility, Nothing, Self)