Quotes of Characteristic

“ In the depth of winter, I learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ”

- Albert Camus

“ "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober.". ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. ”

- Henry James

“ Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art o social life. ”

- Letitia Landon

“ Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire. ”

- T. Boone Pickens

“ The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'T is mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's, When mercy seasons justice… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ I would that I were low laid in my grave. I am not worth this coil that's made for me. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood. ”

- John Burroughs

“ We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us to really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ”

- Charles Kingsley

“ Let guilty men remember, their black deeds Do lean on crutches made of slender reeds. ”

- John Webster

“ Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. ”

- George Washington

“ We believe that some of Adam's characteristics can still be seen in Southern Africa but we need to find out what they are. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper. ”

- Richard Buckminster Fuller

“ To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there. ”

- Johnny Depp

“ Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ”

- Aristotle

“ War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ Science is simply common sense at its best — that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. ”

- Thomas H. Huxley

“ Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. ”

- Rupert Brooke

“ The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. ”

- Saul Steinberg

“ There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living. ”

- David Starr Jordan

“ You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner. ”

- Aristophanes

“ If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved — commitment to a scenario. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it. ”

- James Fenimore Cooper

“ Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ”

- Hans Margolius

“ Few rich men own their own property. Their property owns them. ”

- Robert Green Ingersoll
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