| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||James Russell Lowell (181991)|
|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 mensleeping but
Never deadwill rise in majesty
To meet thine own
Inscription on south facade of Union Station, Washington, D.C.