145 Nobility Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Nobility Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. — Edmund Burke

If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy. — Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus)

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. — Albert Camus

The noble caste was in the beginning always the barbarian caste: their superiority lay, not in their physical strength, but primarily in their psychical - they were more complete human beings. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Noble fathers have noble children. — Euripides

Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone. — John Ciardi

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions. — Jean Rostand

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. — Thomas Jefferson

Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third. — Vicomte De Chateaubriand

Virtue is the only and true nobility. [Lat., Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus.] — Juvenal

Short Nobility Quotes

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  • We need above all to learn again to believe in the possibility of nobility of spirit in ourselves. — Eugene O'Neill
  • There is nobility in the struggle, you don't have to win. — Sharon Pollock
  • It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. — Solon
  • The army is the true nobility of our country. — Napoleon
  • There is no nobility with bad manners. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  • In other countries they speak of nobility and courtesy, in London they practise it. — Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • There's no nobility in poverty. — Jordan Belfort
  • Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness. — Honore de Balzac
  • Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. — Rebecca West

Top 10 Nobility Quotes

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The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. — Eero Saarinen

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. — Elijah Wood

The supreme nobility of a Roman emperor does not consist in being a master of slaves, but in being a lord of free men, who loves freedom even in those who serve him. — Julius Evola

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. — Ernest Hemingway

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — Indian Proverbs

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. — Whitney M. Young

Never complain, about the number of hours you have put in, to do a job, Your nobility must estimate how much of you Was put into each hour of your daily work — Chinmayananda Saraswati

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads. — G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Noble Nobility Quotes

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If you would find happiness and joy, lose your life in some noble cause. A worthy purpose must be at the center of every worthy life. — Jack H. Goaslind

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. — Proverbs

If you are to be among the noble you must be noble. If you are to be among the wise, you must be wise, if you would be among the pure in heart, you must be pure in heart. — Hugh B. Brown

Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown. — Homer

Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights. Noblesse oblige. 'To live as one likes is plebeian; the noble man aspires to order and law.' — Jose Ortega y Gasset

When a noble deed is done, who is likely to appreciate it? They who are noble themselves. — Henry David Thoreau

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

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. — Philip Sidney

Nobleman Quotes

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The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics. — Richard Rorty

MUSTANG, n. An indocile horse of the western plains. In English society, the American wife of an English nobleman. — Ambrose Bierce

In England the more horses a nobleman has, the more popular he is. So long as the English are devoted to racing, Socialism has no chance with you. — Otto von Bismarck

And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman. — Anthony Trollope

I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts. — Oliver Goldsmith

Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer. — George Bernard Shaw

It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick. — Adolphe Menjou

NOBLEMAN, n. Nature's provision for wealthy American minds ambitious to incur social distinction and suffer high life. — Ambrose Bierce

I wanted to be a nobleman; I bought a name and a title... Oh, nothing is impossible with five million a year. — Eugene Sue

Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman but he cannot make a gentleman. — Edmund Burke

Nobleness Quotes

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Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that. — Rumi

You, the sons and daughters, the future of Turkiye, even under such circumstances and conditions, your duty is to save the Turkish independence and the Republic, you will find the power you need in the noble blood in your veins. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. — John Lennon

It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God's greatest gifts are given. — Wintley Phipps

Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship. — Julian of Norwich

The enemies of the country and of freedom of the people have always denounced as bandits those who sacrifice themselves for the noble causes of the people. — Emiliano Zapata

God has put something noble and good into every heart his hand has created. So while living on earth we must always remember to learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow because time will only show what has mattered throughout our journey. — Melanie Klein

Let us have love and more love; a love that melts all opposition, a love that conquers all foes, a love that sweeps away all barriers, a love that aboundeth in charity, a large-heartedness, tolerance, forgiveness and noble striving, a love that triumphs over all obstacles. — Abdu'l-Bahá

Not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school — John Amos Comenius

Noble Man Quotes

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Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. — Plutarch

Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. — Henry Ward Beecher

A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts. — James Allen

It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet. — D. Elton Trueblood

Darwin was not afraid to look deeply into the void. His bold view can be seen as either noble and pessimistic or noble and admirable. For people of science, he is a hero. Denying man a privileged place in creation, .. he reaffirms with his own intellectual courage the dignity of man. — Primo Levi

The whole underside of our society has always been violence and still is. Churches, laws - everybody seems to think that man is a noble savage. But he's only an animal. A meat-eating, talking animal. Recognize it. He also has grace and love and beauty. But don't say to me we're not violent. — Sam Peckinpah

When its errands are noble and adequate, a steamboat bridging the Atlantic between Old and New England, and arriving at its ports with the punctuality of a planet, is a step of man into harmony with nature. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. — Charles Darwin

Respect the man of noble races other than your own, who carries out, in a different place, a combat parallel to yours - to ours. He is your ally. He is our ally, be he at the other end of the world. — Savitri Devi

Nobel Quotes

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Powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man. Or as Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek said, "in government, the scum rises to the top". — Walter E. Williams

The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" She answered "Go home and love your family. — Mother Teresa

Nobel Prize winner in Economics Vernon Smith writes: Water has become a commodity whose quantity and quality is too important to be left in the hands of political authorities. — Javier Milei

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries. — Marie Curie

I wonder what the most intelligent thing ever said was that started with the word 'dude.' 'Dude, these are isotopes.' 'Dude, we removed your kidney. You're gonna be fine.' 'Dude, I am so stoked to win this Nobel Prize. I just wanna thank Kevin, and Turtle, and all my homies.' — Demetri Martin

It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you. — Ernest Rutherford

Satoshi Nakamoto should win the Nobel Prize. — Lex Fridman

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation. — Seamus Heaney

Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy. — Guglielmo Marconi

Being Noble Quotes

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I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings. — Mary Oliver

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself That you have no time to criticise others, To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, And too happy to permit the presence of trouble. — Christian D. Larson

Thinking gets you nowhere. It may be a fine and noble aid in academic studies, but you can't think your way out of emotional difficulties. That takes something altogether different. You have to make yourself passive then, and just listen. Re-establish contact with a slice of eternity. — Etty Hillesum

Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they'd follow you. And so would I — William Wallace

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. — Kahlil Gibran

Unless we change our ways and our direction, our greatness as a nation will soon be a footnote in the history books, a distant memory of an offshore island, lost in the mist of time like Camelot, remembered kindly for its noble past. — Margaret Thatcher

Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny. — William E. Gladstone

Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and go on all fours all day long and grunt like pigs. That would surely be more appropriate than noble oratory and shows of flags and well-oiled guns. — Kurt Vonnegut

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The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future. — Joshua Chamberlain

...We are intensely proud of their noble record and are glad to have had the whole world see how irresistible they are in their might when a cause which America holds dear is at stake. The whole nation has reason to be proud of them. — Woodrow Wilson

Aristocracy Quotes

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A democracy is no more than an aristocracy of orators. The people are so readily moved by demagogues that control must be exercised by the government over speech and press. — Thomas Hobbes

Democracy has two excesses to avoid: the spirit of inequality, which leads to an aristocracy, or to the government of a single individual; and the spirit of extreme equality, which conducts it to despotism, as the despotism of a single individual finishes by conquest. — Baron de Montesquieu

I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country. — Andrew Jackson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. — Thomas Jefferson

Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese. — Gene Tierney

I beseech you never to deprive me of your most noble patronage and to believe me when I say that I will never forget a prince so replete with goodness and great merits. — Antonio Vivaldi

Monetary policy is about the redistribution of wealth and income from the masses to the classes. — Russell Napier

I don’t object to some people being richer… I object to gain of wealth through political connections rather than earning it by merit. — Edward O. Thorp

In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition. — Ralph Adams Cram

Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place-that stud farm, so to speak-of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type. — Mark Twain

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More Nobility Quotes

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Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,Sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, Fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, Humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality. — Socrates

Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. ‘The scholars‘ he answered , ‘are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science.’ — Abu Rayhan al-Biruni

After traveling through fourteen foreign countries and appearing before all the royalty and nobility I have only one wish today. That is that when my eyes are closed in death that they will bury me back in that quiet little farm land where I was born. — Annie Oakley

Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates, reduce them to a level with plain republicans, send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter the workshops or handle the plow, and you will thus humble proud traitors. — Thaddeus Stevens

Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness. — Arthur Rubinstein

Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all! — Andrew Murray

Anyone can live contentedly in circumstances of ease and comfort, health and well-being gratification and felicity; but to remain happy and contented in the face of difficulty, hardship and the onslaught of disease and sickness-this is an indication of nobility. — Abdu'l-Bahá

There's a nobility in his eye, a regal serenity about him. Does he not personify all that men try to be and never can be? — Michael Morpurgo

Something very beautiful happens to people when their world's fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor. — Marianne Williamson

You should remember that though another may have more money, beauty, and brains than you, when it comes to the rarer spiritual values such as charity, self-sacrifice, honor, nobility of heart, you have an equal chance with everyone to be the most beloved and honored of all people. — Archibald Rutledge

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost. — Viktor Korchnoi

War is awful. Nothing, not the valor with which it is fought nor the nobility of the cause it serves, can glorify war. War is wretched beyond description and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. Whatever is won in war, it is loss the veteran remembers. — John McCain

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going. — Laurence J. Peter

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character. — James E. Faust

Every person has a train of thought on which they travel when they are alone. The dignity and nobility of their life, as well as their happiness depend upon the direction in which that train is going, the baggage it carries and the scenery through which it travels. — Joseph Fort Newton

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul. — Theodore Bikel

If the chief party, whether it be the people, or the army, or the nobility, which you think most useful and of most consequence to you for the conservation of your dignity, be corrupt, you must follow their humor and indulge them, and in that case honesty and virtue are pernicious. — Niccolo Machiavelli

And I say let a man be of good cheer about his soul. When the soul has been arrayed in her own proper jewels - temperance and justice, and courage, and nobility and truth - she is ready to go on her journey when the hour comes. — Socrates

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

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? — Bantu Holomisa

Don't let the low standards and expectations of the world and others cause you to aim beneath your nobility and ability-dream big! What I know and have learned is that anything worth doing is not easy and that we can do anything that is not easy if we believe. — Elaine S. Dalton

On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude. — Lionel Terray

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