Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
– Henry David Thoreau
Among sportsmen are the noble, the diligent and the caring, as there are the callous, the cheats and the criminals.
– Harsha Bhogle
My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it.
– George Weah
Use the noble gifts which God has given you!
– Jane Welsh Carlyle
Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful.
– John C. Maxwell
To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.
– Isaac D’Israeli
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
– James Madison
The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future.
– Joshua Chamberlain
If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.
– James Bovard
I have a noble body. It adapts to all I ask of it.
– Canelo Alvarez
An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
– A. P. Herbert
Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life no more with noble meaning fraught?
– Ada Cambridge
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
It is a true man’s part not to err, but it is also noble of a man to perceive his error.
– Apollonius of Tyana
A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
– Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Better not be at all than not be noble.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
The pillory and stocks, the gibbet, and even the whipping-post, have seen many a noble victim, many a martyr. But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool.
– Alice Morse Earle
The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
– Abraham Lincoln
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
– Blaise Pascal
Being a musician is a noble profession.
– Paul Weller
The shaming of Washington, insofar as it is even possible, is a very noble pursuit.
– Mark Leibovich
George Bush says what John Kerry did was noble. Yet he sees him being savaged by his own supporters.
– Mark Shields
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The big bestsellers aren’t being created by Barnes & Noble.
– Michael Korda
Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
– Pierre Corneille
A sovereign’s great example forms a people; the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it.
– David Mallet
I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
– Keanu Reeves
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.