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    Nature in denying us perennial youth has at least invited us to become unselfish and noble.

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    Nature educates us into beauty and inwardness and is a source of the most noble pleasure.

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    Never underestimate the capacity of noble young men to do incredibly foolish things for perfectly good reasons.

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    Noble be man, helpful and good!

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    Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds.

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    Noble acts and momentous events happen in the same way and produce the same impression as the ordinary facts.

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    Noble causes have a deplorable effect on the morals of the persons who espouse them.

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    Noble discontent is the path to heaven.

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    Noble descent and worth, unless united with wealth, are esteemed no more than seaweed.

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    No speech can stain what is noble by nature.

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    No matter how noble and special people want to make the playoffs out to be... it's a crapshoot.

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    Nothing can be fairer, or more noble, than the holy fervor of true zeal.

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    Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.

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    Not every love, but only that which has a noble purpose, is noble and worthy of praise.

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    Nothing more excites to everything noble and generous, than virtuous love.

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    Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,-nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.

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    Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh.

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    Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; seperation from what is pleasing is suffering... in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.

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    No noble thing can be done without risks.

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    Of every noble work the silent part is best; of all expression, that which cannot be expressed.

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    Often a noble face hides filthy ways.

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    Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or the display of family portraits, O Ponticus?

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    Oh, most magnificent and noble Nature! Have I not worshipped thee with such a love As never mortal man before displayed? Adored thee in thy majesty of visible creation, And searched into thy hidden and mysterious ways As Poet, as Philosopher, as Sage?

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    O! lost to virtue, lost to manly thought, Lost to the noble sallies of the soul! Who think it solitude to be alone.

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    Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.

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    Once you cease to be a master, once you throw off your master's yoke, you are no longer human rubbish, you are a human being, and all the things that adds up to. So, too, with the slaves. Once they are no longer slaves, once they are free, they are no longer noble and exalted; they are just human beings.

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    One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.

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    One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don't need much help.

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    One of the greatest, most noble, and most sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced.

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    One of the most noble things you can do is kill the enemy.

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    Our generation must fulfill the most noble of duties by ensuring the survival of future generations through the most basic of survival mechanisms - adaptation.

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    One of the things forgotten about the human spirit is that while it is, in the right conditions, noble and brave and wonderful, it is also, when you get right down to it, only human.

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    Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!

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    Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.

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    Our minds are finite and far from noble. Knowing their limits can help us to become better reasoners.

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    Painting with all its technicalities, difficulties, and peculiar ends, is nothing but a noble and expressive language, invaluable as the vehicle of thought, but by itself nothing.

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    No-thing less splendid than a golden sepulchre would have suited so noble a heart.

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    Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.

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    PALM, n. A species of tree . . . of which the familiar "itching palm" ("Palma hominis") is most widely distributed . . . . This noble vegetable exudes a kind of invisible gum, which may be detected by applying to the bark a piece of gold or silver.

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    Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.

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    Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward.

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    Presently we have to train our unconscious to function better. Then we can depend upon our instincts, that will be noble instincts. At this moment, our instincts are very impure. When we have practiced for a long time, living the higher values of life and following the instructions of great masters or the Scriptures, that is when you have trained your unconscious. Then when a situation comes, you can to an extent, depend on your inner voice.

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    . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

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    Prosperity has this property, it puffs up narrow Souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and look down upon the World with Contempt; but a truly noble and resolved Spirit appears greatest in Distress, and then becomes more bright and conspicuous.

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    Rescuing dogs is looked upon as a noble, trendy pursuit. But wouldn't rescuing a man from a homeless shelter be, in fact, more humane?

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    Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.

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    Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.

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    Ridicule, the weapon of all others most feared by enthusiasts of every description, and which from its predominance over such minds, often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.

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    Robin Goodfellow, for all his pranks and mischief, was the sweetest, most noble person I'd ever known, and I'd missed him terribly.

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    Scripture points out this difference between believers and unbelievers; the latter, as old slaves of their incurable perversity, cannot endure the rod; but the former, like children of noble birth, profit by repentance and correction.