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    Noblesse oblige is a French phrase literally meaning "nobility obliges". It is the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person with such status to fulfill social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles.
    The Dictionnaire de l’Académie française defines it thus:
    Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly.
    (Figuratively) One must act in a fashion that conforms to one's position, and with the reputation that one has earned.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:44:00 AM PDT

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