Nobility

Anonymous Page

“Some people will not tolerate such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others. Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships.”

- Anonymous

Arthur Schopenhauer Page

“Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Source/Notes: Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer: Selected and Translated by T. Bailey Saunders
William Shakespeare Page

“Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.”

- William Shakespeare

Source/Notes: Titus Andronicus (1594)
David Gemmell Page

“Do not speak badly of yourself, for the warrior that is inside you hears your words and is lessened by them. You are strong and you are brave. There is a nobility of spirit within you. Let it grow — you will do well enough.”

- David Gemmell

Source/Notes: Quest for Lost Heroes

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Napoleon Bonaparte Page

“The army is the true nobility of our country.”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Edmund Burke Page

“Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.”

- Edmund Burke

Source/Notes: The works of ... Edmund Burke [ed. by W. King and F. Laurence]. (1792 edition)
Robert Burton Page

“Idleness is an appendix to nobility.”

- Robert Burton

Source/Notes: Section 2, member 2, subsection 6. Immoderate Exercise a cause, and how. Solitariness, Idleness. - The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
Albert Camus Page

“Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.”

- Albert Camus

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Cicero Page

“True nobility is exempt from fear.”

- Cicero

Jose Ortega y Gasset Page

“There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Page

“Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.”

- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Page

“True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.”

- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Flavius Josephus Page

“Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have.”

- Flavius Josephus

Source/Notes: The works of Flavius Josephus, the learned and authentic Jewish historian and celebrated warrior: to which are added three dissertations concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's command to Abraham, &c. with an index to the whole (1826 edition)

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John Lasseter Page

“I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives.”

- John Lasseter

Imelda Marcos Page

“I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.”

- Imelda Marcos