Nobility Quotes

Nobility QuotesNobility Quotes

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man, by one lower than himself. -Henry Ward Beecher

Those who think nobly are noble. -Isaac Bickerstaff

It seems to me ’tis only noble to be good. -Tennyson

It is better to be nobly remembered, than nobly born. -Ruskin

A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip: there is nothing good of him but that which is underground. -Samuel Butler

The original of all men is the same, and virtue is the only nobility. -Seneca

Every noble activity makes room for itself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem. -Jane Porter

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Be noble, and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own. -James Russell Lowell

No man can ever be noble who thinks meanly or contemptuously of himself, and no man can ever be noble who thinks first and only of himself. -W.H. Dollinger

We need above all to learn again to believe in the possibility of nobility of spirit in ourselves. -Eugene O’Neill

If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility. -Plato

Do not think it wasted time to submit yourself to any influence that will bring upon you any noble feeling. -John Ruskin

Nature’s noblemen are everywhere, in town and out of town, gloved and rough-handed, rich and poor. Prejudice against a lord because he is a lord, is losing the chance of finding a good fellow, as much as prejudice against a ploughman because he is a ploughman. -N.P. Willis

We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man’s features, and any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them. -Henry David Thoreau

It is not wealth, nor ancestry, but honorable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great. -Ovid

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