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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
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Pop-Up Tools MenuThe man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.
Amiel, Henri-Frederic
Added: 2001-12-20
Pop-Up Tools MenuWithout passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Amiel, Henri-Frederic
Added: 2004-01-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe only normal people are the ones you don't know very well
Ancis, Joe
Added: 2002-05-27
Pop-Up Tools MenuWe are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
Added: 2001-11-19
Pop-Up Tools MenuMen acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions
Added: 2002-09-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuThose who live maquiladorian lives, do not and never can enjoy the benefits of a personality.
Aryan, Stephen
Added: 2003-10-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuI believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.
Autry, James A
Added: 2003-11-15
Pop-Up Tools MenuAll our actions take their hues from the complexion of the heart. As landscapes their variety from light.
Bacon, W. T
Added: 2004-02-08
Pop-Up Tools MenuWe grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Becker, May Lamberton
Added: 2003-10-12
Pop-Up Tools MenuHe is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Added: 2002-02-03
Pop-Up Tools MenuNothing is so powerful as an insight into human nature... what compulsions drive a man, what instincts dominate his action... if you know these things about a man you can touch him at the core of his being.
Bernbach, William
Added: 2004-10-09
Pop-Up Tools MenuHe whose face gives no light shall never become a star
Blake, William
Added: 2002-05-31
Pop-Up Tools MenuIn great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.
Bradford, Gamaliel
Added: 2004-10-09
Pop-Up Tools MenuTell me what you eat: I will tell you what you are.
Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme
Added: 2003-11-29
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Added: 2004-08-12
Pop-Up Tools MenuNothing, indeed, but the possession of some power can with any certainty discover what at the bottom is the true character of any man.
Burke, Edmund
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuThose who quit their proper character to assume what does not belong to them, are for the greater part ignorant of both the character they leave and of the character they assume.
Burke, Edmund
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuFashion can be bought, style one must possess.
Chase, Edna Woolman
Added: 2003-10-12
Pop-Up Tools MenuA gentleman has ease without familiarity, is respectful without meanness; genteel without affectation, insinuating without seeming art.
Chesterfield, Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuYou must look into people, as well as at them.
Chesterfield, Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
Added: 2004-11-26
Pop-Up Tools MenuOne may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
Added: 2003-10-11
Pop-Up Tools MenuWhen some English moralists write about the importance of having character, they appear to mean only the importance of having a dull character.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
Added: 2004-10-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
Added: 2001-11-19
Pop-Up Tools MenuIt is not the quality of the meat, but the cheerfulness of the guests, that makes the feast.
Clarendon, Lord
Added: 2004-02-09
Pop-Up Tools MenuHe that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Added: 2004-10-05

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