It didn't make you noble to step away from something that wasn't working, even if you thought you were the reason for the malfunction. Especially then. It just made you a quitter. Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right.
Failure is not a hindrance for success but a noble ingredient for a sweeter fruit.
I hate it when everyone is so noble and good in a story that you can't imagine it being true at all.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
A worthy woman personifies the truly noble and worthwhile attributes of life.
Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
At one time in my career, Barnes and Noble bookstores categorized my books as religious fiction.
All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
Among sportsmen are the noble, the diligent and the caring, as there are the callous, the cheats and the criminals.
Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.