Quotes of Ennoble

“ Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame. ”

- Antonia S. Byatt

“ Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is. ”

- Christiaan N. Barnard

“ The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. ”

- John Christian Bovee

“ There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it. ”

- Konstantin Stanislavisky

“ A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. A war for commercial supremacy, upon some shallow pretext, is despicable. ”

- Albert Pike

“ Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ All actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ I repeat that sin, man's self-violation par excellence, was invented purely inorder to make science, culture, and every elevation and ennobling of man impossible; the priest rules by the invention of sin. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ I am, of course, confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances — from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death… ”

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“ Poor workers! First they're cuckolded, and, as if that weren't enough, then they're beaten! Work's a curse, Saturno. I say to hell with the work you have to do to earn a living! That kind of work does us no honor; all it does is fill up the bellies of the pigs who exploit us… ”

- Luis Bunuel

“ Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and evil enough to demand of them eternal innocence and lack of education. For innocence is the only thing which can ennoble lack of education. ”

- Friedrich von Schlegel

“ The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others. ”

- B.C. Forbes
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