Quotes of Quality

“ The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. ”

- John Foster Dulles

“ True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.". ”

- Robert Byrne

“ Education is an admirable thing, but it is well worth remembering from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor. ”

- William Cowper

“ I make a lot of money, but I don't want to talk about that. I work very hard and I'm worth every cent. ”

- Naomi Campbell

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

- William Shakespeare

“ Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ 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

“ The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice. ”

- Samuel Johnson

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

- Hans Margolius

“ There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. ”

- Arthur C. Clarke

“ For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind. ”

- Daphne du Maurier

“ Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather and prunello. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ May we never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten. ”

- Unknown

“ 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

“ The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. ”

- Mark Twain

“ I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. ”

- Robert Browning

“ Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ 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

“ We don't love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities. ”

- Jacques Maritain

“ Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing. - Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke. ”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

“ It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi
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