Quotes: characteristics

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  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little ''personal characteristics.''
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
    American minister 1878-1969
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    He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
  • It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives it most distinctive characteristics.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
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    It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
  • J. S. Habgood
    J. S. Habgood
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    Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
  • Saskya Pandita
    Saskya Pandita
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    Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
  • Felix Frankfurter
    Felix Frankfurter
    Austrian-American lawyer, professor, and jurist 1882-1965
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    Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
  • John W. Foster
    John W. Foster
    American diplomat and military 1836-1917
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    One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
  • Alex Haley
    Alex Haley
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    Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
  • Aaron C. Brown
    Aaron C. Brown
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    The trading characteristics of a security become more important than its underlying economics. The virtual economics began to drive the physical economy rather than the other way around.

    Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 3

  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
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