"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge."
~ Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare
"Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword."
by Sir Walter Scott
"Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men."
~ The Prince and The Pauper
by Mark Twain