nobility

A Quote by Jesus on brothers, excellence, nobility, and purity

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Jesus

Source: The Bible

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on joy, life, nobility, soul, and wishes

This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return...

One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on cleverness, honor, learning, and nobility

By being so long in the lowest form [at Harrow] I gained an immense advantage over the cleverer boys. . . . I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence - which is a noble thing. Naturally I am biased in favor of boys learning English; I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor, and Greek as a treat.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life, 1930

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on death, earth, life, nobility, and society

There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Prelude. Book xi.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on gifts, hope, and nobility

Every gift of noble origin Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: These Times strike Monied Worldlings.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on nobility and seduction

It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on gifts, mind, and nobility

To the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on mercy and nobility

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Titus Andronicus

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on beginning, food, fortune, good, heaven, laughter, nobility, time, and world

JAQUES: A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool; a miserable world! As I do live by food, I met a fool Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms and yet a motley fool. 'Good morrow, fool,' quoth I. 'No, sir,' quoth he, 'Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune:' And then he drew a dial from his poke, And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye, Says very wisely, 'It is ten o'clock: Thus we may see,' quoth he, 'how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.' When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools should be so deep-contemplative, And I did laugh sans intermission An hour by his dial. O noble fool! A worthy fool! Motley's the only wear.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on madness, nobility, and sons

. . . your noble son is mad: Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is't but to be nothing else but mad? But let that go.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2. 1602

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