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Nobility Quotes


These are some of the best 'Nobility' quotations and sayings.

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A fool, indeed, has great need of a title; it teaches men to call him count or duke, and thus forget his proper name of fool.

All nobility, in its beginnings, was somebody's natural superiority.

Be noble in every thought And in every deed!

Fishwomen cry noble oysters. They certainly are full as noble as any family blazoned out in Collin's peerage. If not of as ancient an house, of as old a bed at least. And to show their richness too, pearls and they are congenial.

He who is lord of himself, and exists upon his own resources, is a noble but a rare being.

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

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

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

It seems to me 'tis only noble to be good.

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.

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. It is indeed one sign of a liberal and benevolent mind to incline to it with some sort of partial propensity.

Nobility is a river that sets with a constant and undeviating current directly into the great Pacific Ocean of time; but, unlike all other rivers, it is more grand at its source than at its termination.

Nobility should be elective, not hereditary.

Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.

Noble blood is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.

Send your noble blood to market and see what it will bring.

Talent and worth are the only eternal grounds of distinction. To these the Almighty has affixed his everlasting patent of nobility. Knowledge and goodness - these make degrees in heaven, and they must be the graduating scale of a true democracy.

The best school of nobility is the imitation of Christ.

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

This was the noblest Roman of them all.


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