nobility

A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on alcohol, cats, charity, death, influence, nobility, play, pleasure, and violence

A bestial and violent man will go so far as to kill because he is under the influence of drink, exasperated, or driven by rage and alcohol. He is paltry. He does not know the pleasure of killing, the charity of bestowing death like a caress, of linking it with the play of the noble wild beasts: every cat, every tiger, embraces its prey and licks it even while it destroys it.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on nobility

There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Francis Smith on authors, country, fatherhood, freedom, god, heart, liberty, love, mortality, music, nobility, pride, silence, and songs

My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring. My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills. My heart with rapture thrills Like that above. Let music swell the breeze And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song; Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong. Our fathers' God, to thee, Author of liberty, To thee I sing; Long may our land be bright With freedom's holy light; Protect us by thy might, Great God, our King!

Samuel Francis Smith (1808 - 1895)

Source: America’s National Hymn.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on cowardice, men, nobility, war, world, and worry

To be under pressure is inescapable. Pressure takes place through all the world; war, siege, the worries of state. We all know men who grumble under these pressures and complain. They are cowards. They lack splendour. But there is another sort of man who is under the same pressure but does not complain, for it is the friction which polishes him. It is the pressure which refines and makes him noble

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on idleness and nobility

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on art, cooking, nobility, and science

Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Rameses III on cities, garden, men, and nobility

I give to thee great gardens, with trees and vines in the temple of Atuma, I give to thee lands with olive trees in the city of On. I have furnished them with gardeners, and many men to make ready oil of Egypt for kindling the lamps of thy noble temple. I give to thee trees and wood, date palms, incense, and lotus, rushes, grasses, and flowers of every land, to set before thy fair face.

Rameses III

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on history, nobility, and possessions

The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheerfulness, health, nobility, temper, and wisdom

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness - an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on friendship, nature, nobility, and order

Friendship is an order of nobility; from its revelations we come more worthily into nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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