Nobility Proverbs

Sayings about Nobility

Nobility of soul is more honorable than nobility of birth.  ~ Dutch Proverbs

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

Nobility is what is earned by those who have no other earnings.  ~ Chinese Proverbs 

Quotations about Nobility

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

Nobility of birth does not always ensure a corresponding nobility of mind; if it did, it would always act as a stimulus to noble actions; but it sometimes acts as a clog, rather than a spur. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance. ~ Theodore Roethke

If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy. ~ Boethius

Nobility should be elective, not hereditary. ~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem. ~ Jane Porter

All nobility in its beginnings was somebody’s natural superiority. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My nobility begins in me, but yours ends in you. ~ Iphicrates

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. ~ Riccardo Muti

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. ~ Benito Mussolini

Of all varieties of fopperies, the vanity of high birth is the greatest. True nobility is derived from virtue, not from birth. Title, indeed, may be purchased, but virtue is the only coin that makes the bargain valid. ~ Robert Burton

Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

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 and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. ~ James E. Faust

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. ~ Rebecca West

A wild, untamed youth learns nobility through art. ~ Jacques d’Amboise

The army is the true nobility of our country. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Noblest minds are easiest bent. ~ Homer

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

Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die, but leave us still our old nobility. ~ Lord John James Robert Manners

Noble by birth, yet nobler by great deeds. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are obligations to nobility. ~ Gaston Pierre Marc

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

Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness. ~ Honore de Balzac

Better not to be at all than not to be noble. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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. ~ Catharine Maria Sedgwick

We must have kings, we must have nobles; nature is always providing such in every society; only let us have the real instead of the titular. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

True nobility is exempt from fear. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. ~ Solon

There are epidemics of nobleness as well as epidemics of disease. ~ James Anthony Froude

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

Be noble in every thought. And in every deed! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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. ~ Nathaniel Parker Willis

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

Idleness is an appendix to nobility. ~ Robert Burton

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

The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride. ~ Claudian

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

A noble life crowned with heroic death, rises above and outlives the pride and pomp and glory of the mightiest empire of the earth. ~ James Abram Garfield

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. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Virtue is the truest nobility. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Nature makes all the noblemen; wealth, education, or pedigree never made one yet. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness. ~ Lydia Millet

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

Today nobility is gone: there is only a peerage. ~ Honore de Balzac

What is highest and noblest in man conceals itself. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

There’s nobility in hard work, traditional values. ~ D. B. Sweeney

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

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Nobility Proverbs

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