Dr. Warren Wiersbe, referencing Romans 5:17, writes,
“Because we belong to the family of the King, we can ‘reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.’”* In other words, if you are of the household of faith dear reader, then you are of noble re-birth, and that is a pedigree worth celebrating!
Isaiah: “The noble man devises noble plans; and by noble plans he stands” (328).
Ernest Hemingway — 'There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.'
“True nobility isn't about being better than anyone else; it's about being better than you used to be.”
― Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
“There’s more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior — the best warrior — isn’t cruel or mean. He doesn’t claw an enemy who can’t fight back. Where’s the honor in that?”
― Erin Hunter, Forest of Secrets
1. “A man may possess a profound knowledge of history and mathematics; he may be an authority in psychology, biology, or astronomy; he may know all the discovered truths pertaining to geology and natural science; but if he has not with this knowledge that nobility of soul which prompts him to deal justly with his fellow men, to practice virtue and holiness in his personal life, he is not truly an educated man.
2. Character is the aim of true education; and science, history, and literature are but means used to accomplish the desired end. Character is not the result of chance work but of continuous right thinking and right acting.”
― David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals