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Nobility is the quality of being noble in character. Nobility is wisdom, respect and gratitude. This is a collection of 38 quotes on nobility and nobility sayings.


True nobility is exempt from fear. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
True nobility isn't about being better than anyone else; it's about being better than you used to be. - Portia de Rossi
Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem. - Jane Porter
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway
Virtue is the first title of nobility. - Moliere
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. - Rebecca West
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. - Riccardo Muti
Poverty of others is an opportunity to display nobility. - Sunday Adelaja
Virtue is the truest nobility. - Miguel de Cervantes
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. - Whitney M. Young Jr.
If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility. - Plato
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. - William Shakespeare
There is dignity in suffering; nobility in pain; but failure is a salted wound, that burns and burns again! - Woody Allen
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions. - Jean Rostand
There is nobility in the struggle, you don't have to win. - Sharon Pollock
Nobility is shown not by the respect one is given by the highest, but the respect one gives to the lowly. - Joe Abercrombie
Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads. - Georg C. Lichtenberg
There is about wisdom a nobility and magnificence in the fact that she doesn't just fall to a person's lot, that each man owes her to his own efforts, that one doesn't go to anyone other than oneself to find her. - Seneca the Younger
Live in a dignified way with nobility, pride, strength, and kindness. - Seiji Fuji
Virtue alone is true nobility. - William Gifford
One finds nobility in the oddest places. - Cassandra Clare
Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility! - Juvenal
There's no nobility in poverty. - Jordan Belfort
The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost. - Viktor Korchnoi
Nobility is not only in forgiveness. - Dejan Stojanovic
If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy. - Boethius
The depth of a person's character is not measured by his or her physical strength, but by the depth of his or her nobility. - Frank Peretti
A man without nobility cannot have kindliness; he can only have good nature. - Nicolas Chamfort
The only thing in the world worth a damn is the strange, touching, pathetic, awesome nobility of the individual human spirit. - John D. MacDonald
There is a nobility in the world of manners. - Friedrich Schiller
Nobility should be elective, not hereditary. - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
Men inadvertently comport themselves with nobility when they have grown accustomed to wanting nothing from others and always giving to them. - Friedrich Nietzsche
All nobility in its beginnings was somebody's natural superiority. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
Traces of nobility, gentleness, and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend. So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly. - Walt Kelly
A man's worth depends upon the nobility of his aspirations. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
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