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Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

No principal is so noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true obedience.
Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Then hail! thou noble conqueror! That, when tyranny oppressed, hewed for our fathers from the wild. A land wherein to rest.
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness -- an open and noble temper.
Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
Nothing is more noble than politeness, and nothing more ridiculous than ceremony.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Pity makes the world soft to the weak and noble to the strong.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
Manners are not idle, but the fruit. Of loyal nature and of noble mind.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.

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