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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.
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
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.
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.
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
James M. Barrie
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.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
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
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.
Do noble things, not dream them all day long.
All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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