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Traits Quotes

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Open Mind

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarcasm is a Manchester trait.
- Peter Hook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer


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