A Quote by Thomas Hughes on friendship, gifts, god, nobility, and power

Blessed is the man who has the gift of making friends; for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one's own self and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.

Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on knowledge, nobility, soul, and time

But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page, Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll; Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 13.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on impossibility, nobility, and work

Every noble work is at first impossible. quoted by Og Mandino.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on circumstances, madness, nobility, and soul

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: "In a Dark Time"

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on achievement, alienation, authors, certainty, constitution, daughters, divinity, eternity, exercise, fatherhood, fighting, gifts, god, good, history, independence, laws, liberty, men, nobility, principles, slavery, sons,

I have read and heard a good many statements by eminent writers and speakers to the effect that our liberty of which we are justly proud is an achievement, and not a gift. In the sense that it had to be worked for, fought for, and preserved with vigilance these statements are true. But let it never be forgotten that our concept of liberty is a gift. No human is the author of that concept. Many great men have so recognized it as did Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence and declared that "men are endowed with certain inalienable rights." Why are these rights inalienable? Because men did not create the right to liberty! In the exercise of his free agency he may surrender his privileges, and his property, and he may become the slave of others or of the state, but his free agency is as native to him as the air he breathes. It is part and parcel of his eternal constitution, and Jefferson was "righter than I think he himself knew" when he declared it an endowment which cannot be alienated. The message which we bear affirms that God is the Author of our inalienable liberty; that men, all men are of noble lineage, sons and daughters of the Eternal Father; and that liberty is their birthright. I thank God that . . . noble men were blessed with this lofty concept of man's inherent right to liberty and that they were prompted to incorporate these divine principles in the organic law and history of our favored land.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1947.

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A Quote by Socrates on courage, good, journeys, justice, nobility, soul, and truth

And I say let a man be of good cheer about his soul. When the soul has been arrayed in her own proper jewels - temperance and justice, and courage, and nobility and truth - she is ready to go on her journey when the hour comes.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: (Minutes before his execution)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on companions, deception, dogs, investment, nature, and nobility

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. xxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on nobility

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on ambition and nobility

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on nobility and purpose

The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law

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