Gorgeous Noblesse Oblige quotations

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity.


Noblesse oblige quote The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.

According to an old French motto, Noblesse oblige - one must live up to one's name. The Rothschilds' condition of life has imposed on them a second motto: Richesse oblige - one must live up to one's fortune.

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give.

To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.

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.'

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.


There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.

For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.

Man is by nature a pragmatic materialist, a mechanic, a lover of gadgets and gadgetry; and these are the qualities that characterize the "establishment" which regulates modern society: pragmatism, materialism, mechanization, and gadgetry. Woman, on the other hand, is a practical idealist, a humanitarian with a strong sense of noblesse oblige, an altruist rather than a capitalist.