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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1252
AUTHOR:James Russell Lowell (1819–91)
QUOTATION:Be NOBLE! and the nobleness that lies
In other men, sleeping, but never dead,
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
ATTRIBUTION:JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, “Sonnet IV,” The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell, p. 20 (1900).

        Be noble, and the nobleness that
        Lies in other men—sleeping but
        Never dead—will rise in majesty
        To meet thine own
            —Inscription on south facade of Union Station, Washington, D.C.
SUBJECTS:Nobility
 
 
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