Nobleman, n. Nature’s provision for wealthy American minds ambitious to incur social distinction and suffer high life.
Despite the equality which democracy seeks, it nevertheless is in constant struggle to keep up with the Joneses. We boast that we have no royalty in America, and we disdain all that it implies, but what American has ever been invited to the Court of St. James who has not accepted? And though we frown […]
He who is lord of himself, and exists upon his own resources, is a noble but a rare being.
It’s noble to be good. It’s nobler to teach others to be good, and less trouble.
No one can build her security on the nobleness of another person.
The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man.
Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquifies the gold, hardens the clay.
Nature’s noblemen are everywhere, in town and out of town, gloved and rough-handed, rich and poor. Prejudice against a lord because he is a lord, is losing the chance of finding a good fellow, as much as prejudice against a ploughman because he is a ploughman.
Every noble activity makes room for itself.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.