nobility

A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on choice, earth, god, government, heaven, independence, men, and nobility

Those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed he Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits . . . noble spirits before God. (CR, April 1898, pp. 89-90.)

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: , April 1898, pp. 89-90.

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on birth, body, company, death, departure, friendship, god, nobility, purpose, salvation, spirit, and world

When mourning the loss of our departed friends, I cannot help but think that in every death there is a birth; the spirit leaves the body dead to us, and passes to the other side of the veil alive to that great and noble company that are also working for the accomplishment of the purpose of God, in the redemption and salvation of a fallen world.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by Walter Scott on nobility, ridicule, and weapons

Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.

Walter Scott

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on beauty, birds, coaching, fear, imagination, justice, men, mountains, nobility, and women

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. III The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime. IV A man and a woman Are one. A man and a woman and a blackbird Are one. V I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling Or just after. VI Icicles filled the long window With barbaric glass. The shadow of the blackbird Crossed it, to and fro. The mood Traced in the shadow An indecipherable cause. VII On thin men of Haddam, Why do you imagine golden birds? Do you not see how the blackbird Walks around the feet Of the women about you? VIII I know noble accents And lucid, escapable rhythms; But I know, too, That the blackbird is involved In what I know. IX When the blackbird flew out of sight, It marked the edge Of one of many circles. X At the sight of blackbirds Flying in a green light, Even the bawds of euphony Would cry out sharply. XI He rode over Connecticut In a glass coach. Once, a fear pierced him, In that he mistook The shadow of his equipage For blackbirds. XII The river is moving. The blackbird must be flying. XIII It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on life, misfortune, nobility, poverty, and reward

There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes. 

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on art, boredom, children, despair, evil, facts, habits, happiness, intelligence, joy, laws, life, losing, maturity, nobility, pain, passion, people, police, praise, rules, secrets, simplicity, slavery, society, stupidity, tr

They did not use swords, or keep slaves. They were not barbarians. I do not know the rules and laws of their society, but I suspect that they were singularly few. As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb. Yet I repeat that these were not simple folk, not dulcet shepherds, noble savages, bland utopians. They were not less complex than us. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold, we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy. How can I tell you about the people of Omelas? They were not naive and happy children - though their children were, in fact happy. They were mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by unknown on eternity, fear, honor, justice, love, nobility, and trust

In the cathedral at Lubek, Germany, near the turn of the century was the following inscription: Ye call me master, and obey me not; Ye call me light, and seek me not; Ye call me way, and walk me not; Ye call me wise, and follow me not; Ye call me fair, and love me not; Ye call me rich, and ask me not; Ye call me eternal, and seek me not; Ye call me gracious, and trust me not; Ye call me noble, and serve me not; Ye call me mighty, and honor me not; Ye call me just, and fear me not; If I condemn you, blame me not.

unknown

Source: the cathedral at Lubek, Germany

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A Quote by unknown on nobility

There is a noble forgetfulness - that which does not remember injuries.

unknown

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A Quote by Tracy Thompson on imagination, nobility, and reality

Reality is rarely what we imagine. Great and noble things do not always happen for great and noble reasons.

Tracy Thompson

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on good and nobility

We 'll shine in more substantial honours, And to be noble we 'll be good.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Winifreda (1720).

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