Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A noble life, crowned with heroic death, rises above and outlives the pride and pomp and glory of the mightiest empire of the earth.
James A. Garfield.—House of Representatives, Dec. 9, 1858.

Noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
The stronger;
And conscious still of the divine
Within them, lie on earth supine
No longer.
Longfellow.—The Sifting of Peter, Stanza 7.

Be noble! and the nobleness that lies
In order men, sleeping, but never dead,
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
Lowell.—Sonnet IV.