nobility

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on nobility and universe

A noble farce, wherein kinds, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Of the Most Excellent Men.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on limits, nobility, privilege, time, and truth

For truth itself does not have the privilege to be employed at any time and in every way; its use, noble as it is, has its circumscriptions and limits.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on age, children, civilization, god, humility, men, men and women, names, nobility, past, people, suffering, truth, and women

Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on adoption, fear, ideas, men, nobility, people, and popularity

Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideas hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Farquhar Tupper on anger, failure, generosity, justice, nobility, virtue, and zeal

Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.

Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810 - 1889)

Source: Proverbial Philosophy

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cleverness, history, lies, nobility, poetry, and wealth

The Bible has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on good, nobility, and trouble

To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler - and less trouble.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marion D. Hanks on acceptance, babies, birth, certainty, college, creation, divinity, education, embarrassment, facts, failure, family, future, graduation, husbands, laws, learning, life, men, nobility, parenthood, poetry, potential, preparati

There is a story of a certain college student in a poetry class who, when called upon to recite lines that he had written by assignment, refused. He was prepared to accept failure rather than the embarrassment of facing the class, inept as he felt he was in this field. The professor, it is reported, said to him, "Young man, it is important that you realize that you arc not a finished product. You are still in the process of creation." In fact, all of us are in the process of creation. "Progress," said Browning in "Paracelsus," "is the law of life. Man is not man as yet." But men do have a divine heritage and we are here for noble purposes. We have an infinitely important future potential if, if we learn. How is it going to happen? Will it be automatic? You who are married, did the ceremony create you or qualify you as properly equipped husbands and wives? Does the birth of a baby into the family qualify you as adequate parents? Does graduation signify that we are educated ?

Marion D. Hanks (1921 -)

Source: at BYU, May 28, 1964 © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on ancestry, mistakes, nobility, pride, and virtue

Those who foolishly pride themselves on their nobility mistake that which makes them noble, for it is only the virtue of their ancestors that gives them noble blood.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on nobility, privacy, and vices

I was accused of every monstrous vice by public rumour and private rancour; my name, which had been a knightly or noble one, was tainted. I felt that, if what was whispered, and muttered, and murmured, was true, I was unfit for England; if false, England was unfit for me.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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