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If we think of the novel and the epic...The difference lies in the fact that the important thing about the epic is a hero--a man who is a pattern for all men. While, as Mencken pointed out, the essence of most novels lies in the breaking down of a man, in the degeneration of character.


Jorge Luis Borges


#ennobling-versus-degenerating #epics-versus-novels #men

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.


Calvin Coolidge


#been #charges #commercial #commercial world #ennobling

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'


Immanuel Kant


#begets #ennobling #even #evil #forgetting

The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal.


Julius Sterling Morton


#become #cultivation #ennobling #good #i

It's often difficult for us to act compassionately, but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us.


Huston Smith


#art #difficult #difficulty #eases #ennobling

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.


Thorstein Veblen


#civilised #consequences #ennobling #eyes #itself

Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.


Christiaan Barnard


#ennobling #recovery #suffering

Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture, and is in itself ennobling.


Henry Taube


#ennobling #enriches #exercise #intellectual #itself






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