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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
James A. Baldwin
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Give us that grand word 'woman' once again, and let's have done with 'lady'; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Louisa May Alcott
At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
Philip James Bailey
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
William Henry Harrison
Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.
Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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