I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.
Reginald W. Kaufman ignoble quote

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace.
— John Milton

It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.
— ignoble quotation by St. Francis De Sales