It is said that the perusal of biography ennobles and develops the mind.
"The Boer in Peace and War" by Arthur M. Mann
Every man who wore it became ennobled in the eyes of every woman.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
The habit of command, where implicit obedience is to follow, ennobles.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
I like an author who has the courage and self-restraint to leave his noble creations alive: too many try to ennoble them by death.
"An Englishwoman's Love-Letters" by Anonymous
The king had ennobled her with the title of Marchioness of Pompadour.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Was Judas extremely ennobled by the companionship of Jesus?
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864" by Various
It is not by belittling them that we can raise ourselves in the eyes of the men of to-day or ennoble ourselves upon the pages of history.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
The third image that illumines and ennobles that convent is that of the famous titular saint, Nicolas de Tolentino.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
Octavianus was, therefore, the descendant, as we should express it in Europe to-day, of rich bourgeois recently ennobled.
"The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
Crowds followed him in the streets, and a King of Poland ennobled him.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Canst thou use it to the culture and the ennoblement of mankind?
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
As invariably, he descends to the roots of things, and almost ennobles even his prejudices and alarms and ultra-caution.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Christ has purified and ennobled the cross.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
Honours were showered upon him at home and abroad, and Charles V made him a Count and ennobled his progeny.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
So she sailed, exalted, ennobled, until long after midnight.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
The details would be more striking, and the name of Bailly would ennoble them.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Such labor, when sweetened by the thought of what it all means, is ennobling.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
Is there anything in that life incompatible with the noblest education, or which such an education will not ennoble and adorn?
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
The great ones ennoble it.
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
And he for whom we claim this high, meet place
Comes heralded by ours—a nation's tears;
Asking with mute, worn, death-ennobled face,
A kindly union with his fellow peers.
"By The Grave of Livingstone" by Alexander Anderson
Where now is Greece? Whose sons unrivall'd trode
In arts or arms, the boast of human-kind:
Here reign'd the Muses, and their laurell'd god;
Here Truth ennobled whom each Grace refin'd.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
At these thy weeping gates,
Watching their wat'ry motion,
Each winged moment waits,
Takes his tear and gets him gone;
By thine eye's tinct ennobled thus, Time lays him up, he's precious.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
When to the ground deprest I was,
Our mushrooms and our bubbles,
Whom neither truth, nor wit, nor grace,
But wealth and pride ennobles
As cruel were as they are base,
And jeer'd me in my troubles.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither
What deed sublime by them is wrought?
What type have they of speech or thought?
What soul ennobled page?
No record tells their tale of pain!
Th' unwritten History of Cain
Is theirs from age to age!
"Steam In the Desert" by Ebenezer Elliott
Kindly she gathered around her knee
The dusky daughters, unfettered, free,
Of forest tribes, and, with woman’s art,
Ennobling, softening each youthful heart,
Fashioned them into true womanhood,
Slow unto evil but prompt to good.
"Sister M. B.’s Arrival In Montreal , 1654." by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon