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Trait Quotes

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Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Related topics: Cynical Skepticism

It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character,
that they think no evil of the object loved.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I think probably the one trait that would concern me
about brother Bing would be his lack of responsibility.
- Bob Crosby

Sarcasm is a Manchester trait.
- Peter Hook

 

No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life,
and gets less, than intolerance.
- Giacomo Leopardi

A trait which differentiated New York from European
cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life,
including sexual life, could be carried on,
on many levels.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize
the intimate connection between wetting the bed and
the character trait of ambition.
- Sigmund Freud

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Good humor isn't a trait of character,
it is an art which requires practice.
- David Seabury

One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions.
- Lorna Luft

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.
- Meir Kahane

Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
- Pierre Corneille

I was an observer.
I liked to listen rather than openly express myself.
This trait is something that I've retained over the years.
- Giorgio Armani

If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her,
the more I wanted to hurt her.
Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.
- Diego Rivera

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;
they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the
consequences of this resistance.
- Philip K. Dick

Each character represented a trait that resides in me.
- Chuck Jones

I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen
who felt on this subject as I do -
have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation;
it is a national trait of character,
and I cannot help it.
- Douglas Hyde

The higher mental development of woman,
the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial
male who will see in her,
not only sex, but also the human being,
the friend, the comrade and strong individuality,
who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
- Emma Goldman

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive.
They don't balk at unpopular decisions.
They are willing to make people angry.
Bush had strong nerves.
Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
did not.
Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a
reverence for the life-giving earth,
and the Native American shared this elemental ethic:
The land was alive to his loving touch,
and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
- Stewart Udall

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire.
In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism.
Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble.
If you must have it in order to be happy,
then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
- Peter McWilliams

As you begin your tour of the United States,
you may as well know that one American national trait
which irritates many Americans and must be convenient
for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect
the speech of people with whom we agree.
For the First Amendment, that is not good enough.
So it is really important that we protect First Amendment
rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
- Floyd Abrams

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait.
Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should,
may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings.
Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
- Ivan Illich

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

People should be judged on the basis of their performance,
not nationality, personality, education,
or personal traits and skills.
- Marvin Bower

Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or
less distinct combination of inherited morphological,
behavioral, physiological traits.
- J. Philippe Rushton

In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic
load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear
in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
- Walter Lang

I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits,
and encourage young people to create their own art,
music, and literature.
- David Amram

Acceptance is not love.
You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
- Albert Ellis

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings
out the basic traits in them.
If they were jerks before they had money,
they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
- Warren Buffett

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always
justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed,
not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
- Ruth Benedict

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

The three traits speculators must learn to manage within
themselves are confidence,
fear, and aggressiveness.
- Larry Williams

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

For the myth is the foundation of life;
it is the timeless schema,
the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces
its traits out of the unconscious.
- Thomas Mann

As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm,
there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior.
A norm is by definition a standard for judging;
it is not itself subject to judgment.
- Myriam Miedzian

There are quite a few honest songwriters out there
writing about relationships and their own personality traits.
But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom,
their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
- Billy Bragg

In the forty years of the people's republic,
some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people.
These included even the common characteristics developed
in the economic reality of the time of partitions in
the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Andrzej Wajda

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character;
it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort,
and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the
burdens of self-restraint.
- Lewis H. Lapham

I might have some character traits that some might
see as innocence or naive.
That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul.
And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
- Tobey Maguire

We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological,
and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual;
but we are interested in the diversity of these traits
in groups of men found in different geographical areas
and in different social classes.
- Franz Boas

I think in the end, when you're famous,
people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits.
I think I've just become this ambitious,
say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person.
And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly
not anywhere near the whole thing.
- Madonna Ciccone

It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us -
that they too have their highs and lows,
that they don't always wake up looking their best,
that they have bad habits and annoying traits.
- Shirley Jones

Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic,
and loses his senses...
to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have
reason and judgment and nerves of steel,
two traits he does not have.
- Ariel Sharon

The book has many different characteristics:
some are extremely old-fashioned storytelling traits,
but there are also a fair number of postmodern traits,
and the self-consciousness is one.
- Jeffrey Eugenides

You don't start out writing good stuff.
You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff,
and then gradually you get better at it.
That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
- Octavia Butler

It's nothing to be ashamed of and that there are even
beneficial traits associated with the condition.
Most importantly, acknowledge yourself for who you
are and if you're struggling with anything resembling
ADD get professionally diagnosed.
- Christopher Knight

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere


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