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«Queen Victoria - this flabby, fat, flatulent looking scion and successor of the most ignoble line of Royal Georges - Her chief claim to the remembrance of posterity will be that she has the means of afflicting the English people with a most prolific»
Author: John Norton
, English people
, Queen Victoria
«What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?»
«Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.»
«There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.»
«It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.»
Author: St. Francis de Sales
, dwell on
, The Mark of
«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.»
«They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he is not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature»
«I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of strenuous life»