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God be thanked for the thinkers of good and noble thoughts! It wakes up all the best in ourselves, to come into close contact with others greater and better in every way than we are.
We believe that business is good because it creates value. It is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange; it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity.
It is a peculiar art form, but I think it's a necessary art form - and I do believe it's a noble art form.
Strangely, charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. 'This isn't charity,' some donors take pains to claim, 'This is an investment.' Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition.
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
William Ellery Channing
I am the first person to go to Barnes & Noble and buy the new self-help book. I like to fill out the surveys, then I get my friends' opinions on how I answered to see if I was being honest with myself or not.
Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
Though the male can be noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he is also easily amused by shiny toys, especially ones that do dumb things on his desk.
I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again.
Mary Augusta Ward
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.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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
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.
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.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
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.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
You know, in our culture today, our Western, reductionist, Roman, linear, fragmented... culture, we don't ask how to make a pig happy. We ask how to grow it faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper, and that's not a noble goal.
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
James M. Barrie
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.
Jean de la Bruyere
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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