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Cynicism is kind of like folding your arms and stepping back and commenting on things, like the old guys in 'The Muppets,' just throwing out comments all the time, whereas there are other people on the ground really trying to affect things and improve their lives and the lives of other people. I think it's noble and I think it's cool.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
I come from a pretty working-class neighborhood in Chicago. Hard work was just expected of you. It wasn't some noble thing you did; it was a prerequisite. It's what a man did. You get up, you put on your boots, and you work hard. We've lost a lot of that, I'm afraid.
John C. Reilly
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
Henry David Thoreau
I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don't want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage.
Among sportsmen are the noble, the diligent and the caring, as there are the callous, the cheats and the criminals.
Teachers do the noble work of educating our children. And we can't thank them enough for the hard work they put in every day to ensure a bright future for all of us.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
In its primary aspect, a painting has no more spiritual message than an exquisite fragment of Venetian glass. The channels by which all noble and imaginative work in painting should touch the soul are not those of the truths of lives.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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