Quotes: character

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  • George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    American politician 1946-
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    Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.
  • Bill Griffith
    Bill Griffith
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    Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    Love, safety, belongingness and respect from other people are almost panaceas for the situational disturbances and even for some of the mild character disturbances.
    Source: Motivation and Personality (1954)
  • Richard Cobden
    Richard Cobden
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    Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    Greek philosopher 540 BC - 480 BC
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    Man's character is his fate.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    Sir Max Beerbohm
    British Actor 1872-1956
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    Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
    Stephen Vizinczey
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    Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.