Qualities Quotes

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.

Sri Chinmoy

The scoundrel has his good qualities, and the good man his weaknesses.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

Carl Gustav Jung

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.

Giorgos Seferis

We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we cant tolerate.

William James

Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis

Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.

Erich Fromm

Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Heaven, in the production of things, is sure to be bountiful to them, according to their qualities. Hence the tree that is flourishing, it nourishes, while that which is ready to fall, it overthrows.

Confucius

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.

Jean de la Bruyere

It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.

Daniel Moynihan

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

Ayn Rand

Persons unmask their evilest qualities when they do quarrel.

George Herbert

Affectation is to be always distinguished from hypocrisy as being the art of counterfeiting those qualities, which we might with innocence and safety, be known to want. Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly

Samuel Johnson

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.

Vladimir Lenin

Private and public life are subject to the same rules-- truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better then policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.

Robert E. Lee

He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn to a man's ruin, unless tempered with discretion.

Tacitus

The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

It is God's will that we seek wisdom and receive understanding, that we accept our worthiness of love, health, and prosperity, and that we manifest those qualities in our lives.

Jonathan Van Voorhees

The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.

James Fixx

There are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency, and only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.

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