“The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch
There is little in life more powerful, encouraging and compelling than being in the presence of someone possessed of a noble nature. The noble nature, like water, seeks its own level. It draws forth that which is consistent with it while repelling that which is not. When in the presence of a noble-natured man or woman, you are either lifted up by virtue of your agreement, or cast away with that which should rightly be driven out of you.