It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.
If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
In the face of a world where economic hardships often ground the best of the human spirit into the worst, love provided a pathway into hidden chambers of the spirit where nobility and compassion might be salvaged, resurrected, and made stronger.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer; there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
How wonderful it can be, and what nobility it proves in young men, when they pledge one another a friendship that can never be shadowed by selfishness, envy, or jealousy.
The only thing in the world worth a damn is the strange, touching, pathetic, awesome nobility of the individual human spirit.
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
But between you and me there should be no mention of law as the guide of conduct. Speak to me of honour, of duty, and of nobility; and tell me what they require of you.
It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
I was no Marie Antoinette. I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.
Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have.
Virtue is the truest nobility.
Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.
Nobility is the one and only virtue.