Quotes by characteristic

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
  • Brian Tracy
    Brian Tracy
    Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
    Brian Tracy
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    Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
    James Fenimore Cooper
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    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.
  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
    American folklorist
    Alan Dundes
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    Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
  • Austin O'Malley
    Austin O'Malley
    American writer, ophthalmologist and a professor of English literatur 1858-1932
    Austin O'Malley
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    Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
  • Janet Malcolm
    Janet Malcolm
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    Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient - perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.
  • Colette
    Colette
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    I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    If the most significant characteristic of man is the complex of biological needs he shares with all members of his species, then the best lives for the writer to observe are those in which the role of natural necessity is clearest, namely, the lives of the very poor.
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