Duty is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. (Second
The higher type of man clings to virtue, the lower type of man clings to material comfort. The higher type of man cherishes justice,
The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Duchesse d’Alencon, refusing help during a fire at a Paris charity ball.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That only which we have within, can we see without. If we meet no Gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is
M. L. Weems
It is not then, in the glare of public, but in the shade of private life, that we are to look for the man.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
It is some fundamental certainty which a noble soul has about itself, something which is not to be sought, is not to be found,
Jean De La Bruyere
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by:
What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In