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Characteristics Quotes by Benjamin Zander, Lou Dobbs, David Attenborough, Nathaniel Branden, Adolf Hitler, Fulton J. Sheen and many others.

It’s one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming. Imagine if Martin Luther King had said, ‘I have a dream. Of course, I’m not sure they’ll be up to it.
Benjamin Zander
I’m saying to you that one of the great characteristics of the great American, the American people, is our historic ability to be straightforward, plainspoken, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
Lou Dobbs
It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity.
David Attenborough
One of the most significant characteristics of healthy self esteem is that it is the state of one who is not at war either with himself or with others.
Nathaniel Branden
The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn’t separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. He also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That’s why the Olympic Flame should never die.
Adolf Hitler
Hearing is the motion of molecules; sound is a wave in the atmosphere; solidity is the characteristic of spatial juxtaposition of atoms; smell is something given off by a body, rather than something belonging to a body.
Fulton J. Sheen
Suicide and antipathy to fires in a bedroom seem to be among the national characteristics. Perhaps the same moral cause may originate both.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Everything that is full of life loves change,
for the characteristic of life is movement toward a new goal and urges toward new pleasures
Fulton J. Sheen
Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.
Todd English
Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration.
Alfonso Garcia Robles
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
Lord Chesterfield
For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race.
Ellsworth Huntington
Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratifications.
Richard Steele
The heathen mythology not only was not true, but was not even supported as true; it not only deserved no faith, but it demanded none. The very pretension to truth, the very demand of faith, were characteristic distinctions of Christianity.
Richard Whately
The peculiar characteristic of classical music is that it is really better than it sounds.
Edgar Wilson Nye
Islam is not a race, yet Islamophobia partakes of racist characteristics.
Mohsin Hamid
Like ‘real’, ‘free’ is only used to rule out the suggestion of some or all of its recognized antitheses. As ‘truth’ is not a name of a characteristic of assertions, so ‘freedom’ is not a name for a characteristic of actions, but the name of a dimension in which actions are assessed.
J. L. Austin
I.Q. deficiency. There are some people who are an order of fries short of a Happy Meal, and what is often a characteristic about every one of these people is that they don’t know it. They have no idea how incompetent or stupid they are. It’s the exact opposite. They have the loftiest, highest self-image.
Rush Limbaugh
Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group specifically because of a threatening characteristic shared by the latter group.
Robin Morgan
Scarcely have I ever heard or read the introductory phrase, “I may say without vanity,” but some striking and characteristic instance of vanity has immediately followed.
Benjamin Franklin
At first acoustics attributed to the different sounds only a limited number of characteristic features.
Roman Jakobson
The characteristic merit of the English constitutions is, that its dignified parts are very complicated and somewhat imposing, very old and rather venerable, while its efficient part, at least when in great and critical action, is decidedly simple and modern.
Walter Bagehot
Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.
Lord Chesterfield
One of the fundamental characteristics of striated muscle, and the one involving the greatest difficulty in investigation, is the great rapidity with which changes take place in it.
Archibald Hill
Comradeship is obvious and universal and open; but it is only one kind of affection; it has characteristics that would destroy any other kind. Anyone who has known true comradeship in a club or in a regiment, knows that it is impersonal.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Communism prevents organizations from developing by stopping the flow of information. The system is based on police and listening devices and triggers the worst characteristics in humans.
Lech Walesa
The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a ‘rebellion’ is a gross abuse of language.
Jefferson Davis
I really pride myself in being able to combine soft and hard characteristics. If I do a leather jacket, then it will be with a really pretty feminine blouse underneath.
Bridget Kelly
My team mates are fundamental for my characteristics, if they send in crosses I can play inside the area.
Filippo Inzaghi
One of the characteristics of New Labour – and Miliband is irredeemably of that species – is that, in the guise of a new liberal language, it has adopted the age-old default mode of British foreign policy, namely military intervention.
Martin Jacques
Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Trying to be the best. Failing. Getting back up. Those characteristics are going to allow you to make great decisions. They are going to allow you to compete. They are going to allow you to achieve your best. That’s the American dream.
Ronnie Lott
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
Austin O’Malley
“Without faith it is impossible to please God,” and without faith it is impossible for you to become great. The distinguishing characteristic of all really great men and women is an unwavering faith.
Wallace D. Wattles
Another characteristic of mathematical thought is that it can have no success where it cannot generalize.
Charles Sanders Peirce
If the Jew transmogrified into the Devil for the medieval church, he retained his devilish characteristics as Christian sentiment found other places to express itself, early socialism being one of them.
Howard Jacobson
Humanity would have plunged into a new dark age of absolutely frightening and appalling characteristics without Churchill.
Boris Johnson
Our Lord’s teaching is always anti-self-realization. His purpose is not the development of a man; His purpose is to make a man exactly like Himself, and the characteristic of the Son of God is self-expenditure.
Oswald Chambers
I think it would be just to say the most essential characteristic of mind is memory, using this word in its broadest sense to include every influence of past experience on present reactions.
Bertrand Russell
I have a lot of admiration for those who build tactical systems, but I always thought the most important thing a good coach must do is build the team around the characteristics of his players.
Claudio Ranieri
And since we cannot deceive the whole human race all the time, it is most important thus to cut every generation off from all others; for where learning makes a free commerce between the ages there is always the danger that the characteristic errors of one may be corrected by the characteristic truths of another.
C. S. Lewis
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the true work of art is that it is able to both contain and express different meanings – meanings which may in fact contradict each other.
Edward Lucie-Smith
It is characteristic of the military mentality that non-human factors … are held essential, while the human being, his desires and thoughts-in short, the psychological factors-are considered as unimportant and secondary.
Albert Einstein
Did you ever notice how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic, for a certain style, or some commitment to life – while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?
Shirley Hazzard
It is characteristic of ideology to impose self-evident facts as self-evident facts.
Louis Althusser
Cambridge Analytica sought to identify mental vulnerabilities in voters and worked to exploit them by targeting information designed to activate some of the worst characteristics in people, such as neuroticism, paranoia and racial biases.
Christopher Wylie
As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’
Marshall McLuhan
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
No less characteristic in a democracy is social justice. This demands a solution to the frightening indexes of infant mortality, of malnutrition, lack of education illiteracy, wages not sufficient to sustain life
Rigoberta Menchu
[My father] was always saying I’d end up like my grandfather. Okay. My grandfather was an architect, I’m an architect. It’s true, certain characteristics are similar.
Paul Laffoley
It seems to be a characteristic of all great work that it creators wear a cloak of imprecision.
Fred Hoyle
To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an all-powerful God who obeys his own laws.
Eric Hoffer
The dreadful cocksureness that is characteristic of scientists in bulk is not only quite foreign to the spirit of true science, it is not even justified by a superficial view.
Anthony Standen
It is one of the peculiar characteristics of the photograph that it isolates single moments in time.
Marshall McLuhan
The artist who really loves people loves them so well the way they are he sees no need to disguise their characteristics-he loves them whole, without retouching. Yet the word used for this unqualifying affection is ‘cynicism’.
Dawn Powell
The puzzling thing is that there is really a curious coincidence between astrological and psychological facts, so that one can isolate time from the characteristics of an individual, and also, one can deduce characteristics from a certain time.
Carl Jung
Creativity is the foundation of wealth. All progress comes from the creative minority. Under capitalism, wealth is less a stock of goods than a flow of ideas, the defining characteristic of which is surprise. If it were not surprising, we could plan it, and socialism would work.
George Gilder
A characteristic of intuitive solutions and new ideas is that of being obvious once they are discovered.
Edward de Bono
Which is the most universal human characteristic: fear, or laziness?
Louis Mackey
If you’re familiar enough with my body of work, my voice is a familiar totem, in a sense. I guess I have something characteristic in the way that I sing, although I’m not very personally self-conscious about it, so I don’t think about it that much. But when I hear the record I can tell it’s me.
Todd Rundgren
Politics is the womb in which war develops – where its outlines already exist in their hidden rudimentary form, like the characteristics of living creatures in their embryos.
Carl von Clausewitz
Trust is probably the intangible, and cultivated of all characteristic.
Timothy Mason
Each character you play has its own set of characteristics, for want of a better word.
Douglas Booth
The most common characteristic of women’s history is to be lost and discovered, lost again and rediscovered, lost once more and re-rediscovered – a process of tragic waste and terrible silences that will continue until women’s stories are a full and equal part of the human story.
Gloria Steinem
I know I am judged unfairly by my physical characteristics and ostracized because of that so I say, “Yes, I’m a black man.”
Chuck D
The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
Louis Leakey
Communism and fascism were born out of frustration with an establishment that still knew royalty and possessed very few of the characteristics we commonly attribute to democracy today.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Animals engage in a struggle for existence; for resources, to avoid being eaten and to breed. Environmental factors influence organisms to develop new characteristics to ensure survival, thus transforming into new species. Animals that survive to breed can pass on their successful characteristics to offspring.
We must distinguish between genes that cause physical characteristics, like the color of your eyes or hair, over which you have no control, and what we could call ‘behavioral dispositions’. We are responsible for our behavior, no matter what those dispositions are.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Honestly, after five, six months, I thought it was unlikely I’d be here long: my characteristics seemed to go against everything Barcelona stood for.
Javier Mascherano
Love brings to light the lofty and hidden characteristics of the lover–what is rare and exceptional in him: to that extent it caneasily be deceptive with respect to what is normal in him.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Genetics help to some degree, but the most important thing is the mind and the spirit. These two are even more powerful than physical characteristics that are passed on.
Serge Nubret
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them.
Patrick Henry
Robert Creely’s poems have two main characteristics. 1) They are short; 2) they are not short enough.
John Simon
No one has ever proved that a human being, through his descent from a certain group of people, must of necessity have certain mental characteristics.
Franz Boas
Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously.
Calista Flockhart
There is not a single human characteristic that can be safely labeled as American.
Mark Twain
… Tal accepted absolutely all the world champion’s conditions with a smile, taking away a very important psychological trump card from him – the harsh, prickly relations with his opponent that were characteristic of all Botvinnik’s matches.
Gennadi Sosonko
I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
Simone Weil
There are physical characteristics which are inherited. These include things like good looks, high intelligence, physical coordination. These attributes contribute to success in life, and success in life is a determinant of optimism.
Martin Seligman
Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments…Permaculture uses the inherent qualities of plants and animals combined with the natural characteristics of landscapes and structures to produce a life supporting system for city and country, using the smallest practical area.
Bill Mollison
Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister’s husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general.
Nobuo Uematsu
Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses.
Elijah Muhammad
What are the characteristics of today’s world so that one may recognize it by them?” It pays pensions and borrows money: credit and monuments.
Franz Grillparzer
People of all countries have the right to choose their own social system and road to development in the light of their national conditions and characteristics.
Li Peng
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
Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.
Robert M. Pirsig
If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all truly successful individuals, I’d say it’s the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.
Harvey Mackay
A fundamental element of human nature is the need for creative work, for creative inquiry, for free creation without the arbitrary limiting effects of coercive institutions. A decent society should maximize the possibilities for this fundamental human characteristic to be realized.
Noam Chomsky
The devils of past religions have always, at least in part, had animal characteristics, evidence of man’s constant need to deny that he too is an animal, for to do so would serve a mighty blow to his impoverished ego.
Anton Szandor LaVey
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
Dave Barry
Real cars were made here in America: Fords, Chevys, Plymouths. These were large chunks of Detroit iron – cars that had the size, weight, and handling characteristics of aircraft carriers but worse fuel efficiency.
Dave Barry
There is not one text reference to characteristic Protestant religious life in these books… The dominant theme is the denial of religion as an actual part of American life.
Paul Vitz
In my view – which could be wrong, but it is my field – there is no better formula for social instability than to divide a society between two ascribed characteristics that are seen as opposite.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The United States in many ways resembles a Third World country – far more elevated, but it has many of those structural characteristics: the extreme inequality of wealth, the deterioration of infrastructure because it only serves poor people, predatory operations, huge corruption, and so on.
Noam Chomsky
I do not pose my sitters. I do not deliberate and then concoct… Before painting, when I talk to the person, they unconsciously assume their most characteristic pose, which in a way involves all their character and social standing – what the world has done to them and their retaliation.
Alice Neel
Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.
Pierre Schaeffer
There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.
George S. Patton
Technology is the penultimate chameleon, taking on the characteristics of its handler. In some hands technology is a tool of treachery, while in others it morphs into a peaceful protest. In still others, it represents the bleeding edge of freedom.
Brock N. Meeks
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.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another.
Louis Farrakhan
Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his specialty alone.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
To all players I can recommend the following: simplicity and economy. These are the characteristics of the opening systems of many great masters… A solid opening repertoire fosters self-confidence.
Lajos Portisch
The most characteristic concern of rhetoric [is] the manipulation of men’s beliefs for political ends….the basic function of rhetoric [is] the use of words by human agents to form attitudes or to induce actions in other human agents.
Kenneth Burke
When we think about the characteristics of Twitter that make it unique, it is all of public, real-time, conversational, and distributed. We are the only platform that is all of those at scale.
Dick Costolo
A sure sign of a crisis is the prevalence of cranks. It is characteristic of a crisis in theory that cranks get a hearing from the public which orthodoxy is failing to satisfy.
Joan Robinson
In Brazil, the coach respects the player’s characteristics. In Europe, they are used to playing with two lines of four players, and they don’t want to know what you can do. There, if you are a forward, the coach sends you on to the pitch just to run. You have to run, and that’s it.
We know from research that the reading circuit is not given to human beings through a genetic blueprint like vision or language; it needs an environment to develop. Further, it will adapt to that environment’s requirements – from different writing systems to the characteristics of whatever medium is used.
Maryanne Wolf
One characteristic that I have observed about the timing of all good traders is that they never try to squeeze out the last point in a stock.
Venita VanCaspel
Your head is a stereo input. The density and cartilage of your ears embed certain extra characteristics into stereo sound sources. Your brain decodes that and gives you sound plus conscious directions.
Chris Milk
I have used the word “attention,” which I borrow from Simone Weil, to express the idea of a just and loving gaze directed upon individual reality.В  I believe this to be the characteristic and proper mark of the active moral agent.
Iris Murdoch
We’re all different, and we have to accept and tolerate each other’s characteristics.
Niko Kovac
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
Anna Letitia Barbauld
Humility is the key characteristic of a worship leader. Actually, the key for any great leader.
Chris Tomlin
Futility is the defining characteristic of life.
Stephen R. Donaldson
Every really good creative person in advertising has always had two noticeable characteristics. First, there was no subject he could not easily get interested in…Second, he was an extensive browser in all sorts of fields of information. For it is with the advertising man as with the cow: no browsing, no milk.
James Webb Young
The characteristic feature of modern capitalism is mass production of goods destined for consumption by the masses. The result is a tendency towards a continuous improvement in the average standard of living, a progressing enrichment of the many.
Ludwig von Mises
Edward Smith: What do you think is the characteristic of a really nice person? Some people you obviously do like more than others. Andy Warhol: Ummm, well, if they talk a lot. ES: What, and don’t make you talk? AW: Yeah, yes, that’s a really nice person.
Andy Warhol
stoicism is the fundamental characteristic of the French.
Gertrude Atherton
Victorian theorists competed to identify how many biologically differentiated races lived on Earth and proposed inherent characteristics for them, formulated explanations for these presumed variations in humanity.
Nick Harkaway
Sigmund Freud was once asked to describe the characteristics of maturity, and he replied: lieben un arbeiten (“loving and working”). The mature adult is one who can love and allow himself or herself to be loved and who can work productively, meaningfully, and with satisfaction.
David Elkind
We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, ‘here and now’ without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
[Ella Baker]’s second defining characteristic was her dislike of top-down leadership… ‘She felt leaders were not appointed but the rose up. Someone will rise. Someone will emerge’. It was an attitude Baker shared with some of the older women in the movement.
Gail Collins
The crowning characteristic of love is always loyalty
Jeffrey R. Holland
I found that female pathfinders generally integrate characteristics commonly associated with being women – like the capacity to be intimate – with ‘male’ ones like ambition and courage.
Gail Sheehy
Altogether it will be found that a quiet life is characteristic of great men, and that their pleasures have not been of the sort that would look exciting to the outward eye.
Bertrand Russell
Cubans joke and satirize everything that life gives them, and I think that’s a positive characteristic.
Fernando Perez
Does this have anything to do with the unit we’re studying? Because I can’t find anything about desired characteristics of a mate anywhere in our text.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Truth be told, in determining what you want and who you want to be with, you will be compromising in certain areas. It can be in the area of appearance or occupation or maybe even certain personality characteristics, but no one person can have everything.
Raheem DeVaughn
I look like a typical Bengali. Whereas the qualities people were used to seeing in heroes were dance and action, which aren’t really Bengali characteristics.
Saswata Chatterjee
The rules of prudence, like the laws of the stone tables, are for the most part prohibitive. “Thou shalt not” is their characteristic formula.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I find humor to be the most attractive characteristic, but I certainly won’t cancel anything out, considering when you love someone you love someone, and sometimes you just can’t explain it.
Zoey Deutch
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
Robert J. Shiller
Even if you don’t become a professional athlete, the experience of working with a team, knowing how to set goals, and working every day to figure out how to accomplish those goals definitely gives you confidence to apply those same characteristics to other life challenges.
Maya Moore
The organization reflects the behavior and characteristics of the CEO, and that establishes the culture. Foster an environment of open communication, and the organization inherits a culture of open communication.
Peter Levine
I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
John Forbes Nash
It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack.
President Obama certainly has an impressive gift for eloquence, and he has a global vision, as did my father. He doesn’t rattle easy, and he doesn’t harbor animosity, which were also characteristics my father had. But my father’s arena was far broader than politics.
Martin Luther King III
Whether he is aware of it or not, every human being dwells in tradition and history. Human memory is this constant dwelling in tradition. It constitutes that fundamental human characteristic of historicity.
Medard Boss
The way I try to represent my family and coaches, I think all are characteristics the league aspires to portray. That’s just who I am.
Stephen Curry
Perhaps the most significant moral characteristic of a nation is its hypocrisy.
Reinhold Niebuhr
It is a characteristic of pleasure that we can never recognize it to be pleasure till after it is gone.
Alexander Smith
I suppose the textbook definition of an anti-hero is pretty straightforward – a protagonist who embodies not only heroic characteristics but also some characteristics typically deemed non-heroic, even villainous.
Paul S. Kemp
An important characteristic of calm abiding meditation is to let go of any goal and simply sit for the sake of sitting. We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
I eagerly await new concepts and processes. I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance. Such systems will have their own inherent and inescapable structural characteristics, and the artist and functional practitioner will again strive to comprehend and control them.
Ansel Adams
A positive attitude and an open mind are true characteristics of all good fishermen
Kevin VanDam
The varying physical characteristics of the actors may also necessitate changes. Sean Connery is six feet four. Dustin Hoffman isn’t.
Sidney Lumet
Paranoia reduces anxiety and guilt by transferring to the other all the characteristics one does not want to recognize in oneself. It is maintained by selective perception and recall. We only see and acknowledge those negative aspects of the enemy that support the stereotype we have already created.
Sam Keen
Most inner-oriented artists share a common characteristic, a certain quality of obsession.
Kenneth Coutts-Smith
The misfortunes which God is represented in the book of Job as allowing Satan to inflict on Job, merely to test his faith, are indications, if not of positive malevolence, at least of a suspicious and ruthless insecurity, which is characteristic more of a tyrant than of a wholly powerful and benevolent deity.
A.J. Ayer
All thinking of the religious man is etymological, a reduction of all concepts to the original intuition, to the characteristic.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accountability. People are seen as atomized units in a capitalist system – they are either useful, or they are not. They are not seen racially or ethnically or religiously. They consume and they produce, and those are their only relevant characteristics.
Ben Shapiro
Once you strike a note on the organ, it’s going to stay with you until you either make it louder or softer or let it go. So it’s a little bit like the human voice, so you can put a human characteristic in it.
Booker T. Jones
Apathy is one of the characteristic responses of any living organism when it is subjected to stimuli too intense or too complicated to cope with. The cure for apathy is comprehension.
John Dos Passos
You don’t characterize CEOs as dealmakers or in any one particular area. An important characteristic of a CEO is leader. That’s probably the most important characteristic.
Michael Ramsey
I think the evidence is pretty clear. If you look at various characteristics of carnivores versus herbivores, it doesn’t take a genius to see where humans line up.
William C. Roberts
We have seen that in certain respects operant reinforcement resembles the natural selection of evolutionary theory. Just as genetic characteristics which arise as mutations are selected or discarded by their consequences, so novel forms of behavior are selected or discarded through reinforcement.
B. F. Skinner
The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.
Dennis Hastert
By the artist’s seizing any one object from nature, that object no longer is part of nature. One can go so far as to say that theartist creates the object in that very moment by emphasizing its significant, characteristic, and interesting aspects or, rather, by adding the higher values.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the teaching of geography and history a sympathetic understanding (should) be fostered for the characteristics of the different peoples of the world, especially for those who we are in the habit of describing as “primitive.
Albert Einstein
Leaders have two characteristics: first they are going somewhere, and second they are able to persuade other people to go with them.
John C. Maxwell
Let’s not pretend that mental phenomena can be mapped on to the characteristics of billiard balls.
Gregory Bateson
I would urge everyone to start looking at the world in a different way. Spend some time looking at everyday objects, at their design, their shape, their individual characteristics. Think ahead and imagine their significance.
Martin Parr
Perfectibility is one of the most unequivocal characteristics of the human species.
William Godwin
But it is just this characteristic of simplicity in the laws of nature hitherto discovered which it would be fallacious to generalize, for it is obvious that simplicity has been a part cause of their discovery, and can, therefore, give no ground for the supposition that other undiscovered laws are equally simple.
Bertrand Russell
A gentleman’s first characteristic is that fineness of structure in the body which renders it capable of the most delicate sensation; and of structure in the mind which renders it capable of the most delicate sympathies; one may say simply “fineness of nature.
John Ruskin
Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environment.
Keith Henson
When you play characters, you shouldn’t just be putting on their characteristics – you should be finding it inside yourself.
Chadwick Boseman
A team is strong because they have players who have different characteristics, but they are all important so sometimes the needs of the game impose themselves.
A vital team characteristic is the ability to overcome adversity. Any team acquires experience and endurance as it learns to fight back. This in turn builds the kind of character which seldom crumbles at a time of crisis or testing.
Tom Landry
If it be the characteristic of a worldly man that he desecrates what is holy, it should be of the Christian to consecrate what is secular, and to recognize a present and presiding divinity in all things.
Thomas Chalmers
I told you once that I was searching for the nature of evil. I think I’ve come close to defining it: a lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants. A genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow man. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.
G. M Gilbert
The use of proverbs is characteristic of an unlettered people. They are invaluable treasures to dunces with good memories.
John Hay
One of the characteristics of mudslinging is that mud sticks if it’s thrown with enough force for long enough.
Salman Rushdie
Communism in Cuba will collapse sooner or later because you can’t control the free flow of information. Communism prevents organizations from developing by stopping the flow of information. The system is based on police and listening devices and triggers the worst characteristics in humans.
Lech Walesa
Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat.
Amartya Sen
I was always interested in science, truth, goodness and fairness. I have always been strongly individualistic and merit-oriented. This is probably because I was adopted and thus have always tended to cavalierly dismiss the importance of “blood ties” and any inherited or “unearned” group characteristics.
Stephan Kinsella
Images have become our true sex objects. It is this promiscuity and the ubiquity of images, this viral contamination of images which are the fatal characteristics of our culture.
Jean Baudrillard
Brioches are a light, pale yellow, faintly sweet kind of muffin with a characteristic blob on top, rather like a mushroom just pushing crookedly through the ground. Once eaten in Paris, they never taste as good anywhere else.
M. F. K. Fisher
Various religions offer a variety of theories about life, death, and eternity. And yet, as different as all religions are, they share one common characteristic: they teach that the way to be reconciled to God is through works and rituals.
Robert Jeffress
Whatever it is that makes a person charming, it needs to remain a mystery .. once the charmer is aware of a mannerism or characteristic that others find charming, it ceases to be a mannerism and becomes an affectation.
Rex Harrison
Mephistopheles, the machine man, can provide us with all the means, and is thus likely to determine the aims of life as well. But of course the characteristic of Faust, which makes him eligible to be saved, is that he seeks aims that are not those of the machine.
Joseph Campbell
In excess, most endeavors and possessions take on the characteristics of their opposite.
Tim Ferriss
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.
Saskya Pandita
Everyone is concerned about his niche, his name, and wants to adapt the concept to so-called national characteristics. But at the end of the day, it’s all the same.
Garry Kasparov
Since growth is the characteristic of life, education is all one with growing; it has no end beyond itself. The criterion of the value of school education is the extent in which it creates a desire for continuous growth and supplies means for making the desire effective in fact.
John Dewey
I would say that my idea of style and my taste are the same as when I began: They express my deep appreciation of all that is simple and linear… I always want to keep up with the times but without altering the essential characteristics of my philosophy.
Giorgio Armani
True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete.
Malcolm X
I’ve always said it, and the whole football world knows that Cavani is a centre-forward and that he has proven his worth in that position. Having said that, Cavani has shown other characteristics that can help the team, like winning the ball back, helping out defensively.
Edinson Cavani
Entrepreneurs and rowers show characteristics of curiosity and wanting to learn.
Cameron Winklevoss
The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
Robert Trout
The most vitally characteristic fact about mathematics is, in my opinion, its quite peculiar relationship to the natural sciences, or more generally, to any science which interprets experience on a higher than purely descriptive level.
John von Neumann
The truth is, however, that every religion form is superior to the others in a particular respect, and it is this characteristic that in fact indicates the sufficient reason for the existence of that form.
Frithjof Schuon
The normal is what you find but rarely. The normal is an ideal. It is a picture that one fabricates of the average characteristics of men, and to find them all in a single man is hardly to be expected.
W. Somerset Maugham
Nothing is more characteristically juvenile than contempt for juvenility. . . youth’s characteristic chronological snobbery.
C. S. Lewis
There are some nights when everything goes your way and some when it doesn’t, and this wasn’t our game. I was most disappointed with our lack of aggression as that is normally one of our characteristics.
Fabio Capello
Warren Berger’s book is a cure for a disease in large enterprises. A More Beautiful Question provides a framework to help leaders ask the most important questions—which is one of the most fundamental characteristics of a great leader—while sharing inspiring stories to show the incredible power of this concept.
Jim Stengel
God has given this way of life to Israel: to abstain from everything which is contrary to nature, that is to say, anger, fits of passion, jealousy, hatred and slandering the brethren; in short, everything that is characteristic of the old man.
I’m still so grounded and so regimented, too. I’ve developed myself for such a long time – my characteristics and who I am – that if I try to change myself, my origins will pull me back.
Saroo Brierley
What are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question and that’s this: Which is the most universal human characteristic: fear, or laziness?
Louis Mackey
Thus we have now for many centuries triumphed over nature to the extent of making certain secondary characteristics of the male (such as the beard) disagreeable to nearly all the females—and there is more in that than you might suppose.
C. S. Lewis
I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric.
Molly Ivins
There is no pulse so sure of the state of a nation as its characteristic art product which has nothing to do with its material life.
Gertrude Stein
Following the invention of writing, the special form of heightened language, characteristic of the oral tradition and a collective society, gave way to private writing. Records and messages displaced the collective memory. Poetry was written and detached from the collective festival.
Harold Innis
Self-production: the characteristic of living systems to continuously renew themselves and to regulate this process in such a way that the integrity of their structure is maintained. It is a natural process which supports the quest for structure, process renewal and integrity.
Margaret J. Wheatley
It’s obviously a characteristic of human beings that we like to feel superior to others, but our problem is we are not superior
Wallace Shawn
The spiritual life is part of the human essence. It is a defining characteristic of human nature, without which human nature is not fully human.
Abraham Maslow
Humor, in one form or another, is characteristic of every nation; and reflecting the salient points of social and national life, it illuminates those crowded corners which history leaves obscure.
Agnes Repplier
Acquired characteristics are inherited in technology and culture. Lamarckian evolution is rapid and accumulative. It explains the cardinal difference between our past, purely biological mode of change, and our current, maddening acceleration toward something new and liberating- or toward the abyss.
Stephen Jay Gould
It’s not convincing to say you are a child of God if you have none of the characteristics of your Father.
Kevin DeYoung
Isn’t it a characteristic of the age we live in that it has made everyone in a way a migrant and a member of a minority?
Amin Maalouf
… clear thinking is not the characteristic which distinguishes our literature today. We are more and more caught up by the unintelligible. People like it. This argues an inability to think, or, almost as bad, a disinclination to think.
Edith Hamilton
Gradually I began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking which had been characteristic of my orientation. This began, most recognizably, with the rejection of politically-oriented thinking as essentially a hopeless waste of intellectual effort.
John Forbes Nash
The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class.
Ernest Mandel
I speak for the colored women of the South, because it is there that the millions of blacks in this country have watered the soil with blood and tears, and it is there too that the colored woman of America has made her characteristic history and there her destiny is evolving.
Anna Julia Cooper
Integrity is the core of our character. Without integrity we have a weak foundation upon which to build other Christ-like characteristics.
L. Lionel Kendrick
I despise in others my own characteristics.
Janeane Garofalo
What’s important now are the characteristics of the brain’s right hemisphere: artistry, empathy, inventiveness, big-picture thinking. These skills have become first among equals in a whole range of business fields.
Daniel H. Pink
The most important thing in life is style. That is, the style of ones existence-the characteristic mode of ones actions-is basically, ultimately what matters. For if man defines himself by doing, then style is doubly definitive, because style describes the doing.
Tom Robbins
The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.’
David Suzuki
In 1963 and later papers, I pointed out that the special market characteristics of medical care and medical insurance could be explained by reference to differences in information among the parties involved.
Kenneth Arrow
A second characteristic of the process which for me is the good life, is that it involves an increasingly tendency to live fully in each moment. I believe it would be evident that for the person who was fully open to his new experience, completely without defensiveness, each moment would be new.
Carl Rogers
We are dealing with a fundamental characteristic, inherent in human nature, a potentiality given to all or most human beings at birth, which most often is lost or buried or inhibited as the person gets enculturated.
Abraham Maslow
It is the chief characteristic of the religion of science that it works.
Isaac Asimov
The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood’s dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer.
Stephen King
Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.
Ambrose Bierce
Colleges seem to want candidates that are so well-rounded they’d have to be two different people use together with mutually exclusive characteristics! They have to be gung ho athletes and sensitive artists, studious nerds and gregarious social networkers, future rulers of the universe and selfless altruists.
Rebecca Goldstein
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.’
Helen Rowland
Diversity is its most consistent characteristic….The characteristics of freely improvised music are established only by the sonic-musical identity of the person or persons playing it.
Derek Bailey
The American Civil War produced carnage that has often been thought reserved for the combination of technological proficiency and inhumanity characteristic of a later time.
Drew Gilpin Faust
It is a strange fact, characteristic of the incomplete state of our current knowledge, that totally opposite conclusions are drawn about prehistoric conditions on Earth, depending on whether the problem is approached from the biological or the geophysical viewpoint.
Alfred Wegener
I grew up in rural Arkansas, and I’m afraid that begging is not part of our characteristics.
Danny K. Davis
Language is possible due to a number of cognitive and physical characteristics that are unique to humans but none of which that are unique to language. Coming together they make language possible. But the fundamental building block of language is community.
Daniel Everett
It is the worst of all superstitions to assume that the epistemological characteristics of one branch of knowledge must necessarily be applicable to any other branch.
Ludwig von Mises
Van Gogh, among others, believed in the religion of art, which, whatever else it involved, made it clear that art is more than the sum of its material characteristics and not simply a reflection of everyday life.
Donald Kuspit
…every literature, in its main lines, reflects the chief characteristics of the people for whom, and about whom, it is written.
Edith Wharton
One of the most marked characteristics of our day is a reckless neglect of principles, and a rigid adherence to their semblance.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously
Calista Flockhart
The defense against childish helplessness is what lends its characteristic features to the adult’s reaction to the helplessness which he has to acknowledge – a reaction which is precisely the formation of religion.
Sigmund Freud
Characteristics cling to families.
Francis Galton
This characteristic of Dasein’s being this “that it is” is veiled in its “whence” and “whither.
Martin Heidegger
It is much easier for me to define what makes a novel French or Russian, but defining the characteristics of an Australian novel are difficult for me as it is all too close – I can’t see the woods for the trees.
Robert Dessaix
I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia.
John Forbes Nash
A fact is a proposition of which the verification by an appeal to the primary sources of our knowledge or to experience is directand simple. A theory, on the other hand, if true, has all the characteristics of a fact except that its verification is possible only by indirect, remote, and difficult means.
Chauncey Wright
Universal human characteristics are a good base for great art.
Peter Marino
Always in the short story there is this sense of outlawed figures wandering about the fringes of society…. As a result there is in the short story at its most characteristic something we do not often find in the novel–an intense awareness of human loneliness.
Frank O’Connor
Philanthropy is one of the most hopeful characteristics of our time.
Mary Livermore
Worry is characteristic of the heathen, not the Christian.
Charles R. Swindoll
Right and wrong are concepts that only have meaning in this world, so by sorting existence on those characteristics, we are defining ourselves to exist only in this world.
Frederick Lenz
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look – historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
Larry McMurtry
The characteristic mark of this age of dictators, wars and revolutions is its anticapitalistic bias. Most governments and political parties were eager to restrict the sphere of private initiative and free enterprise.
Ludwig von Mises
The characteristics of people according to their star sign are similar, and we pay attention to how we can get the best out of them.
Diego Simeone
To convulse reality from within, to demonstrate it as fractured spacing, became the collective result of all that vast range of techniques to which surrealist photographers resorted and which they understood as producing the characteristics of the sign.
Rosalind E. Krauss
In a business, you have a vision, and you follow the vision. You have to execute. And then you have to learn how to run a good business. And I think if you look at the characteristics of any successful fashion business, it’s all about that.
Mickey Drexler
Love will keep us safe when we commit to choosing the kind of qualities, characteristics, and relationships that we would recommend to someone we love.
Bill Crawford
One of the characteristics of successful scientists is having courage. Once you get your courage up and believe that you can do important problems, then you can. If you think you can’t, almost surely you are not going to.
Richard Hamming
The teens are emotionally unstable and pathic. It is a natural impulse to experience hot and perfervid psychic states, and it is characterized by emotionalism. We see here the instability and fluctuations now so characteristic. The emotions develop by contrast and reaction into the opposite.
G. Stanley Hall
We are all motivated far more than we care to admit by characteristics inherited from our ancestors which individual experiences of childhood can modify, repress, or enhance, but cannot erase.
Agnes Meyer Driscoll
I think that there’s a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened.
Carla Gugino
There are certain characteristics that define a good chimp mother. She is patient, she is protective but she is not over-protective – that is really important. She is tolerant, but she can impose discipline. She is affectionate. She plays. And the most important of all: she is supportive.
Jane Goodall
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Khalil Gibran
It’s hard to know exactly how people develop the characters they do. There could be people from humble beginnings that turn into jerks. Some characteristics are just part of that special soul of that human being.
David Maraniss
Disability is a characteristic like hair color; it’s not a defining principle.
Jean Driscoll
Courage, so far as it is a sign of race, is peculiarly the mark of a gentleman or a lady; but it becomes vulgar if rude or insensitive, while timidity is not vulgar, if it be a characteristic of race or fineness of make. A fawn is not vulgar in being timid, nor a crocodile “gentle” because courageous.
John Ruskin
As more and more people wake up to the fact that further growth does not necessarily bring improvements in quality of life (and often exactly the opposite), sustainability is going to become one of the key characteristics with which places want to be associated.
Jonathon Porritt
Passion is not a quality that is foreign to you. It is not a characteristic that some people are born with and some must do without. To be passionate is as natural to you as breathing, as natural as being alive. It is the source of who you are.
Barbara De Angelis
Maybe this is a characteristic of happy people. An ability to be entertained by the world.
Clare Morrall
The token of a true cosmos is in fact a particular kind of design, referred to in the book of Genesis in the phrase ‘God created Man in his own image’. This ‘divine image’, the characteristics of which we must study in detail, can be found on all levels, and is the hallmark of a cosmos.
Rodney Collin
One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories.
Isabel Allende
I think my characters are all fairly fundamentally decent, even if they have negative characteristics.
Sally Rooney
The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
Stephen Gardiner
That’s really the big inspiration of this movie. It’s really looking at a man who’s really showing all the traits and all the characteristics of the classic patriarchal country, where he’s of military power, he’s the king of the hill at home, as well as in the streets. He has the liberty to live where he wants.
Oren Moverman
I have one good characteristic: I’m a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst – always. To me, the future is a black hole.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Sex and love are like tea and milk. They can be mixed or they can be taken straight. Each has certain distinctive characteristics, but when they are combined they form a unique substance.
Joyce Brothers
the American family is failing in its job of turning out stable human beings. … It is failing because Americans do not dare to cultivate in themselves those characteristics which would make family life creative and rewarding. To do so, would ruin them financially.
Margaret Halsey
The main characteristic of play – whether of child or adult – is not it content but its mode. Play is an approach to action, not a form of activity.
Jerome Bruner
It’s always hard for a writer to make herself into a character; I had to figure out what my defining characteristics were, and that’s something I had to work through multiple drafts to figure out.
Jesmyn Ward
I have to know the characteristics of the players. I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and the players. Now I study my players.
Maurizio Sarri
There are characteristics of Central Florida you don’t see anywhere else. It’s quite beautiful.
Sean Baker
The common characteristics of people make a community possible, but it is their uncommon qualities that make it better.
John Henry Fischer
Each city has strengths. Cities should be developed with their own individuality and characteristics.
Park Won-soon
The distinction is large in my mind. The gay police captain is eventually going to be wearing hot pants and singing ‘YMCA.’ The police captain who happens to be gay is going to be a huge collection of personality characteristics and motivations.
Andre Braugher
For the actor’s wishes to be respected in terms of characteristics that your character’s gonna have, you have to work with good and intelligent and talented stunt people that not only can carry weapons well but can also carry a personality.
Zoe Saldana
One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame.
Thomas Gray
We are nearly all composed of such a complex mixture of human qualities that in each one of us reside both masculine and feminine principles: what man is without any female attribute and what woman never demonstrates any masculine characteristics?
Natalie Clifford Barney
For conservation to be successful it is necessary to take into consideration that it is a characteristic of man that he can only be relied upon to do anything consistently which is in his own interest.
Prince Philip
If you have the character to hang in there when its tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.
Zig Ziglar
I feel I have been protected all my life. I am still here, for God’s sake, and a lot of my contemporaries have gone. I’m very fortunate. No matter the difficulties – and we all have difficulties – I am definitely one of the fortunate ones. If I have any really good characteristics, one is that I am resilient.
Let me put it more precisely: The ability to give birth is a natural characteristic. In the same way, everybody can grasp philosophical truths if they just use their innate reason.
Jostein Gaarder
Traces of nobility, gentleness, and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend. So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly.
Walt Kelly
A man is ridiculous less through the characteristics he has than through those he affects to have.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The characteristic virtue of Englishmen is power of sustained practical activity and their characteristic vice a reluctance to test the quality of that activity by reference to principles.
R. H. Tawney
Every writer is working from his own individual world view, and that can become as characteristic as a fingerprint.
Don Pendleton
Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That’s human nature.
Noam Chomsky
War has all the characteristics of socialism most conservatives hate: Centralized power, state planning, false rationalism, restricted liberties, foolish optimism about intended results, and blindness to unintended secondary results.
Joseph Sobran
If you are going to be a big personality, you’ve got to have some kind of characteristic gimmick.
Farley Mowat
If I had to define a major depression in a single sentence, I would describe it as a “genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong environmental trigger whose characteristic manifestation is an inability to appreciate sunsets.
Robert M. Sapolsky
My family had a lot of characteristics – achievements, ambitions, talents, expectations – that all seemed to be recessive in me.
Susanna Kaysen
We see people of kindness, compassion, and possibly even faith being told, “Because of a characteristic with which you were born, you are evil and bad.” Anything that even implies such a stance is profoundly toxic.
Andrew Solomon
Humor is probably the most significant characteristics of the human mind. Far more significant than reason. In fact, reason is actually a very cheap commodity.
Edward de Bono
I think enough cannot be said for what you can discover through literature. So I think that was probably my most valued characteristic as a teenager.
Julia Roberts
It’s characteristic of democracy that majority rule is understood as being effective not only in politics but also in thinking. In thinking, of course, the majority is always wrong.
Joseph Campbell
Humility and Gratitude are the twin characteristics of happiness.
Richard C. Edgley
In ‘Me Before You,’ the two characters popped into my head fully formed, which is really strange and unusual. Other books, I sit on them for two or three months. I have a whole routine: I buy a nice book; I hand-write all their characteristics. I put them through little tests just to see how they would react to things.
Jojo Moyes
You’ve no idea how wonderful toilet paper is until it’s taken away from you by an unfeeling universe. I think it’s the defining characteristic of human civilization, the ability to manufacture something decent to wipe your ass on.
Peter F. Hamilton
Species can be recognized by their morphological characteristics and songs.
Peter R. Grant
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
We can most safely achieve truly universal tolerance when we respect that which is characteristic in the individual and in nations, clinging, though, to the conviction that the truly meritorious is unique by belonging to all of mankind.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice.
Every Englishman is an average Englishman: it is a national characteristic.
E. M. Delafield
Cherishing Columbus is a characteristic of white history, not American history.
James W. Loewen
Beyond the element of giving, the active characteristic of love becomes evident in the fact that it always implies certain basic elements, common to all forms of love. These are care, responsability, respect and knowledge
Erich Fromm
I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
William John Wills
One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure
Nathaniel Branden
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman Dyson
The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
You talk about seeing around corners as an element of success. That’s what differentiates the good leader. Not many people have it. Not many people can predict that corner. That would be a characteristic of great leaders.
Jack Welch
The third major characteristic of God – “infinitude” – is the catchall, the universal modifier of Christian theology. God is not merely a being; he is infinite being. God is not merely good; he is infinite goodness. God is not merely wise; he is infinite wisdom. And so on down the list. God is exaggeration run amuck.
George H. Smith
The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God’s Word.
Oswald Chambers
The wrecking ball is characteristic of our way with materials. We ‘cannot afford’ to log a forest selectively, to mine without destroying topography, or to farm without catastrophic soil erosion. A production-oriented economy can indeed live in this way, but only so long as production lasts.
Wendell Berry
The characteristic of every neurosis is to represent itself as natural.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I’m sure it’s very obvious . . . how upset I am with incompetence and the lack of common sense in life. If I can sum up the reason . . . it’s that these characteristics are not benign. They are responsible for much, if not most, of the great problems, misery, and injustice in the world.
Vincent Bugliosi
When I was a player, I wanted to win the Ballon d’Or, but I knew my characteristics; I knew that it was impossible.
Antonio Conte
The art of utterance persuades initially by its music and its rhythm, before semiotic or personal characteristics come into play.
Helen Vendler
Does it not appear to you versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius-versatility and playfulness? In my mind they are both essential.
Mary Russell Mitford
You cannot analyse your personality. It is like trying to understand the essential characteristics of a person.
Anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc. These monstrosities are, on the contrary, the characteristic features of capitalism. Anarchism means peace and tranquility to all.
August Spies
fair play is less characteristic of groups than of individuals.
Agnes Repplier
We can hardly escape the feeling that the unconscious process moves spiral-wise round a centre, gradually getting closer, while the characteristics of the centre grow more and more distinct.
Carl Jung
The study of dreams may be considered the most trustworthy method of investigating deep mental processes. Now dreams occurring in traumatic neuroses have the characteristic of repeatedly bringing the patient back into the situation of his accident, a situation from which he wakes up in another fright.
Sigmund Freud
The social sciences, like much of biology but unlike most fields of the physical sciences, have to deal with structures of essential complexity, i.e. with structures whose characteristic properties can be exhibited only by models made up of relatively large numbers of variables.
Friedrich August von Hayek
The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wildstrong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius.
Thomas Carlyle
I think the French Open, in many ways, brought out a certain characteristic in me and in my game that was already there. Just the circumstances allowed for it to be able to show.
Michael Chang
Age simply doesn’t enter into it! The older the friend, the more he is valued, particularly when he shows so visibly the characteristics that we all look for in friends. You have only to look at a genuine teddy’s face to see at once the loyalty, common sense, and above all, dependability behind it.
Peter Bull
Beyond doubt, the most salient characteristic of life in this latter half of the 19th Century is its SPEED
William Rathbone Greg
The will to power, as the modern age from Hobbes to Nietzsche understood it, far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one. Power corrupts indeed when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before.
Hannah Arendt
I love the way the long scenes feel – one of the characteristics of ’70s filmmaking is that you don’t cut around a lot; you let things play out. I did that on ‘Samurai Jack,’ and it carried over into ‘Clone Wars.’
Genndy Tartakovsky
There is one further distinguishing characteristic of man which is very specific indeed and about which there can be no dispute, and that is the faculty of self-improvement – a faculty which, with the help of circumstance, progressively develops all our other faculties.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
We cannot try to play in a manner that does not correspond to our players’ characteristics.
Manuel Pellegrini
The Jew lends himself easily to Communism because it enables him to devote himself to a high cause, involving all of humanity, characteristics which are natural to him as a Jew.
Edmund Wilson
A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature
George Orwell
Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way.
Erving Goffman
Man is the “ethical animal” ethical in potentiality even if, unfortunately, not in actuality. His capacity for ethical judgment like freedom, reason and the other unique characteristics of the human being is based upon his consciousness of himself.
Rollo May
An infallible characteristic of meanness is cruelty. Men who have practiced tortures on animals without pity, relating them without shame, how can they still hold their heads among human beings?
Samuel Johnson
And no, it wasn’t shame I now felt, or guilt, but something rarer in my life and stronger than both: remorse. A feeling which is more complicated, curdled, and primeval. Whose chief characteristic is that nothing can be done about it: too much time has passed, too much damage has been done, for amends to be made.
Julian Barnes
In her early days she had that beatific expression characteristic of Victorian prettiness – like a sheep painted by Raphael.
James Agate
Now it is characteristic of play that one plays without reason and there must be no reason for it. Play is its own good reason.
Lin Yutang
Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.
Margaret Thatcher
We are a British nation with British characteristics. Every country can take some small minorities and in many ways they add to the richness and variety of this country. The moment the minority threatens to become a big one, people get frightened.
Margaret Thatcher
Man’s most human characteristic is not his ability to learn, which he shares with many other species, but his ability to teach and store what others have developed and taught him.
Margaret Mead
It’s really important to understand that God is not an impersonal force. Even though He is invisible, God is personal and He has all the characteristics of a person. He knows, he hears, he feels and he speaks.
Tanya Luhrmann
We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.
Calvin Coolidge
The ability to change one’s mind is probably a key characteristic of the successful investor. Dogmatic and rigid personalities rarely, if ever, succeed in the markets. The markets are a dynamic process, and sustained investment success requires the ability to modify and even change strategies as markets evolve.
Jack D. Schwager
Modesty is related to diffidence, diffidence is related to shyness, Shyness is a synonym for timidity, timidity is a characteristic of the meek, the meek do not inherit the Earth, they serve those who are self confident and self assertive.
Dean Koontz
Economics brings into full view that conflict of choice which is one of the permanent characteristics of human existence.
Lionel Robbins, Baron Robbins
The national characteristics… the restless metaphysical curiosity, the tenderness of good living and the passionate individualism. This is the invisible constant in a place with which the ordinary tourist can get in touch just by sitting quite quietly over a glass of wine in a Paris bistro.
Lawrence Durrell
Success does not implant bad characteristics in people. It merely steps up the growth rate of the bad characteristics they already had.
Margaret Halsey
Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Independence of mind, enthusiasm, dedication to the field, and willingness to challenge and question and to explore new direction. There are plenty of people like that, but schools tend to discourage those characteristics.
Noam Chomsky
I’m a typically lazy person. It is sort of characteristic of actors.
Liev Schreiber
Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Pilots naturally fly the craft in such a manner as to take advantage of its good characteristics and avoid the areas where it is not so good.
Neil Armstrong
The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, but that he is good in his motives, having been made good by the supernatural grace of God.
Oswald Chambers
Sexual behavior in our species goes through three characteristic phases: pair formation, precopulatory activity, and copulation, usually but not always in that order. The pair-formation stage, usually referred to as courtship, is remarkably prolonged by animal standards.
Desmond Morris
In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That’s been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.
Andrew Greeley
Brisk and prompt to war, soft and not in the least able to resist calamity, fickle in catching at schemes, and always striving after novelties – French characteristics remained unaltered twenty centuries after Julius Caesar made a note of them for all time.
Frederick Rolfe
It is indeed paradoxical that, while the apologists of capitalism usually consider the ‘price mechanism’ to be the great advantage of the capitalist system, price flexibility proves to be a characteristic feature of the socialist economy.
Michal Kalecki
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
One of the marked characteristics of the U.K. security industry as compared with defence is the lack of company scale. This can put our firms at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to big contracts.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
We are looking for a set of personal characteristics that predict success, the first and foremost of which is perseverance in the face of challenges. We also look for the ability to influence and motivate others who share your values, strong problem-solving ability, and leadership.
Wendy Kopp
The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights.
Ayn Rand
Nothing is more characteristic of a man than the manner in which he behaves toward fools.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone – extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic – whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling – never a gentleman.
Benjamin Disraeli
A-ha is not me, Paul, or Magne: it is its own individual that has its own identity and characteristics. It is a result of a particular meeting point between the three of us.
Morten Harket
It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land.
Jim Costa
It is true that ‘I seem to see a table’ does not entail ‘I see a table’; but ‘I seem to feel a pain’ does entail ‘I feel a pain’. So scepticism loses its force – cannot open up its characteristic gap – with regard to that which ultimately most concerns us, pleasure and pain.
Galen Strawson
Here was one of the white man’s most characteristic behavior patterns – where black men are concerned. He loves himself so much that he is startled if he discovers that his victims don’t share his vainglorious self-opinion.
Malcolm X
Different players have different characteristics.
Massimiliano Allegri
As for the Jews, their explanation of anti-Semitism is more characteristic yet. In addition to the usual cliche, “with hatred and savagery” – naturally with no motive, they do not care to discuss motives – according to them, anti-Semitism is a madness, an intellectual degeneration, an affliction of the spirit.
A. C. Cuza
I demonstrated the characteristics of experimental fever. It appears after an incubation period which is never less than five days. It follows the same pattern as natural fever in man, but is of shorter duration and less pronounced.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
Traffic growled and snarled, rising at times to a machine-gun rata-tat-tat, while pedestrians were scuttling about with that desperate ratlike urgency characteristic of all big American cities, but which reaches its ultimate in New York.
Fritz Leiber
This we take it is the grand characteristic of our age. By our skill in Mechanism, it has come to pass, that in the management ofexternal things we excel all other ages; while in whatever respects the pure moral nature, in true dignity of soul and character, we are perhaps inferior to most civilised ages.
Thomas Carlyle
Silences, as every observer knows, have strange characteristics all their own – passionate silences, and hateful silences, and silences full of friendly, purring content.
Alice Duer Miller
The poverty found in rural areas has some characteristics that are very different from the poverty found in inner cities.
Marco Rubio
Each asana is like a piece of music that has a certain characteristic, a certain power.
Laura Huxley
The essential characteristic of digital information is that it can be manipulated easily and very rapidly by computer… Computational tools for transforming, combining, altering, and analyzing images are as essential to the digital artist as brushes and pigments to a painter.
William J. Mitchell
I’ve come to the conclusion that the core characteristic that separates companies that get innovation from those that don’t is a simple word: curiosity.
Scott D. Anthony
Strength is an excellent example of a physical characteristic that drives improvement in other athletic parameters. More strength means more power, more endurance, better coordination, and better everything else. This is why, all other things being equal, the stronger athlete is the better athlete.
Mark Rippetoe
Inexperienced players have a fear of this piece, which seems to them enigmatic, mysterious, and astonishing in its power. We must admit that it has remarkable characteristics which compel respect and occasionally surprise the most wary players.
Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
While there have been great technological advances in the study of the brain, yielding enormous amounts of data on its physical and psychological characteristics, the old problem of relating mind to brain in a reasonable fashion remains unaccomplished.
Michael Gazzaniga
I’m very sensitive. Emotionally, I bruise very easily. I’m a Leo, and this is very characteristic of our sign.
Evangeline Lilly
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a democratic period is the taste that all men have for easy success and present enjoyment. This occurs in the pursuits of the intellect as well as in others.
Alexis de Tocqueville
One of the characteristics of every great teacher I’ve known is tremendous exertion. It’s interesting: You may see them as spiritual people or compassionate people, but the driving force is that incredible exertion – and their ability to sustain it.
Sakyong Mipham
In my view, suburbia in general has very poor prospects. I think it will only become devalued and probably more dangerous. It’s chief characteristic was that it represented a living arrangement with no future – and that future is now here.
James Howard Kunstler
People who are optimistic see a failure as due to something that can be changed so that they can succeed next time around, while pessimists take the blame for the failure, ascribing it to some characteristic they are helpless to change.
Daniel Goleman
The state is essentially an apparatus of compulsion and coercion. The characteristic feature of its activities is to compel people through the application or the threat of force to behave otherwise than they would like to behave.
Ludwig von Mises
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
E. M. Forster
The qualities which technique requires for its advance are precisely those characteristics of a technical order which do not represent indivisual intelligence…The individual, in order to make use of technical instruments, no longer needs to know about his civilization.
Jacques Ellul
Whether we electrons, light quanta, benzol molecules, or stones, we shall always come up against these two characteristics, the corpuscular and the undular.
Werner Heisenberg
Obviously the more transparency we have as auditors, the more we can get, but the main goal is to understand important characteristics about a black box algorithm without necessarily having to understand every single granular detail of the algorithm.
Cathy O’Neil
Over the years, I have learned that every significant invention has several characteristics. By definition it must be startling, unexpected, and must come into a world that is not prepared for it. If the world were prepared for it, it would not be much of an invention.
Edwin Land
I should say sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.
Thomas Carlyle
Geek it’s really more a characteristic where you don’t socialize. You don’t talk the normal languages.
Steve Wozniak
And guys will say looks matter, but they’ll also say things like “Well, she should be smart and kind.” And you know those are… so the typical responses and if you give them just a few options, like five or six, then they will rate them on the very characteristics that they said were really important to them.
Sheena Iyengar
Science, art, learning and metaphysical research all have their proper functions in life, but if you seek to blend them, you destroy their individual characteristics until, in time, you eliminate the spiritual, for instance, from the religious altogether.
Swami Vivekananda
Anyone developing new products and new technology needs one characteristic above all else: hope.
James Dyson
The most attractive characteristic in a person is the story they are telling the world. We stop and stare at stories.
Donald Miller
As a student of conservation biology, I believe that characteristics with survival value will ultimately prevail. There is no survival value in pessimism. If you think failure is inevitable, that view will probably become self-fulfilling.
Denis Hayes
[Mujib Rahman] is mad, mad! And they’re all mad, the press included, who repeat after him, “Three million dead, three million dead!” The Indians had let out the figure of one million. He came along and doubled it. Then tripled it. It’s a characteristic of the man – he’d done the same for the hurricane.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
In this generation, along with the dominating traits, the recessive ones also reappear, their individuality fully revealed, and they do so in the decisively expressed average proportion of 3:1, so that among each four plants of this generation three receive the dominating and one the recessive characteristic.
Gregor Mendel
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Jane Goodall
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Satchel Paige
It’s in the DNA of River fans to prefer attractive and technical football with plenty of possession. I noticed that quickly, and I was made aware just how important that was to River fans, and so I tried to adapt with my characteristics and ability.
Radamel Falcao
I have great confidence in human curiosity – even though I don’t know what curiosity is from a biological point of view. One of its characteristics has got to be the willingness to explore.
John Medina
Hypocrisy is the characteristic feature of the dying bourgeois epoch.
Joseph Goebbels
What give all that is tragic, whatever its form, the characteristic of the sublime, is the first inkling of the knowledge that the world and life can give no satisfaction, and are not worth our investment in them. The tragic spirit consists in this. Accordingly it leads to resignation.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Certain characteristic properties of elements can be foretold from their atomic weights.
Dmitri Mendeleev
It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village – in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.
William Jackson
When I was little, I always watched the Premier League with my brother. It was, it is, very attractive: a nice football to play, one that could fit my characteristics and personality well.
Lucas Vazquez
The power to become habituated to his surroundings and therefore to no longer be grateful for what is good in it is a marked characteristic of mankind and needs to be fought against if a person is to be happy.
John Maynard Keynes
As kids we’d be forever shooting at dad and I started as a striker, but I eventually became a pivote, the position I like most and best suits my characteristics.
Sergio Busquets
We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
Joan D. Vinge
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
Alan Dundes
Amid apocalyptic dystopia, ‘Fahrenheit 451”s protagonist retains sparks of curiosity, creativity, and courage, and these human characteristics are the seeds of hope that can arise, phoenix-like, from civilization’s ashes.
Heidi Hammel
We talk a lot about having high-character guys and high-IQ guys, and I think that’s one of the characteristics of those types of people or players that if and when something doesn’t go their way, their reaction usually is to come back and fight harder, dig deeper, do more.
Mike Budenholzer
The inability to experience regret is one of the diagnostic characteristics of sociopaths.
Kathryn Schulz
It is characteristic of spontaneous friendship to take on first, without enquiry and almost at first sight, the unseen doings and unspoken sentiments of our friends; the parts known give us evidence enough that the unknown parts cannot be much amiss.
George Santayana
The gnosis of God is intermediate between immoderation, which is ascribing human characteristics to God, and negligence, which is denying any attributes to God. . . The Truth lies in the balance between the two extremes.
Ibn Ata Allah
I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Akin to the idea that time is money is the concept, less spoken but as commonly assumed, that we may be adequately represented by money. The giving of money has thus become our characteristic virtue. But to give is not to do. The money is given in lieu of action, thought, care, time.
Wendell Berry
One of the characteristics of the young is “I want it now.”
Ann Landers
One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends is their childlike gullibility, and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book.
Phil Foglio
Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth.
Abraham Maslow
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
James Watt was equally distinguished as a natural philosopher and chemist; his inventions demonstrate his profound knowledge of those sciences, and that peculiar characteristic of genius – the union of them for practical application.
Humphry Davy
Our life’s journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey’s characteristics are common to all of us.
Stuart Wilde
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them
Zig Ziglar
I’ve always had a knowing that being kind is a lot more effective than being angry. And being generous has always been a characteristic I’ve had; whatever I’ve had, I’ve always been willing to give away. Those are best spiritual qualities.
Wayne Dyer
As a company grows from 25 to 50 to 100 to 200 to 500 to 1000 people, the characteristics of who is the very best talent in leadership roles will change. It’s rarely the case that your leadership team at 1000 people is the same leadership team you had a 25 people.
Brad Feld
The leading characteristic of the savage state is its refusal or avoidance of industry.
Arthur Brisbane
Now we have technology where we can modify the genomics of individuals by gene transfer and genetic meddling, we may find that people will want to modify their children, enhance their intelligence, their strength and their beauty and all the other so-called desirable characteristics.
Robert Winston
I have tried to show as clearly as possible that the very characteristics and weaknesses of temperament with which we were born…can be transformed into their exact opposites and can therefore produce in us the loveliest of all qualities.
Hannah Hurnard
I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It’s just a characteristic.
Francis Ford Coppola
If there is any characteristic that is distinctly human, it is the capability for reflective self-consciousness.
Albert Bandura
Nobody believes in magicians any more, nobody believes that anyone can come along and wave a wand and turn you into a frog. But if you read in the paper that by injecting certain glands scientists can alter your vital tissues and you’ll develop froglike characteristics, well, everybody would believe that.
Agatha Christie
Solidity, caution, integrity, efficiency. Lack of imagination, hypocrisy. These qualities characterize the middle classes in everycountry, but in England they are national characteristics.
E. M. Forster
To all organic conceptions of life Americans oppose a mechanistic conception. In a society which has ‘started from scratch’, everything has the characteristic of being fabricated. In American society appearances are masks, not faces. At the same time, proponents of the American way of life are hostile to personality.
Julius Evola
In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large.
Martin Van Buren
Indeed, this is an important characteristic of the globalization debate: the tendency toward glorifying all things indigenous even when they deserve to be left in the past.
Franklin Foer
The qualities which a man seeks in his beloved are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.
I think the medium or format of distributing things has its own characteristics. I think that an exhibition can communicate certain things that a video can’t, and publications communicate that in a different way.
Martine Syms
Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.
Quentin Tarantino
One characteristic of Americans is that they have no toleration at all of anybody putting up with anything. We believe that whatever is going wrong ought to be fixed.
Margaret Mead
The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
Henry Fielding
The pressure to take irrelevant characteristics like race and sex into account in academic science is dangerous enough. But Silicon Valley continues to remake itself in the image of the campus diversity bureaucracy.
Heather Mac Donald
You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Marsha Johnson Evans
A commodity doesn’t have the same characteristics as a security, characteristics that allow for analysis. Other than a recent sale or appreciation due to inflation, analyzing the current or future worth of a commodity is nearly impossible.
Seth Klarman
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
John Foster
I think you can do a lot, like describing people with their physical characteristics, things like that, but to me, I’ve always found it to be a much more informative question to ask somebody what they read.
Gabrielle Zevin
Every hope of successive generations of scholars that order might be constructed from the chaotic mess of medical nomenclature has been frustrated. Even diseases recognized in the same historical period have been given names based on characteristics that have no relation to one another, and thus no common criteria.
Sherwin B. Nuland
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
Hildegard Goss-Mayr
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness is the perfect companion to Mindfulness in Plain English. Written with the thoroughness and the masterful simplicity so characteristic of his teaching, Bhante Gunaratana presents essential guidelines for turning the Buddha’s teachings on the Eightfold Path into living wisdom.
Larry Rosenberg
Most people who use the Internet seem take its nature and characteristics for granted, like we take air and water for granted.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Sometimes, Ms. Lane,” he said, “one must break with one’s past to embrace one’s future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.
Karen Marie Moning
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors. They are the oldest civilized people on earth. Their civilization passes through phases but its basic characteristics remain the same. They yield, they bend to the wind, but they never break.
Pearl S. Buck
With theory, we can separate fundamental characteristics from fascinating idiosyncrasies and incidental features. Theory supplies landmarks and guideposts, and we begin to know what to observe and where to act.
John Henry Holland
Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
Arnold Bennett
As buoyancy is not contrary to other characteristics of leadership, including decisiveness, accountability and performance standards, I don’t ever think it can be self-defeating.
Kevin Allen
The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.’
David Suzuki
A man’s character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
Hesketh Pearson
If your life becomes only a medium of production, then many of the good human values and characteristics will be lost.
Dalai Lama
In the characteristics of the perfected man of the Gita, I do not see any to correspond to physical warfare.
Mahatma Gandhi
One of the consistent characteristics of the tech industry is an endless labelling of technology and approaches.
Brad Feld
I know firsthand that the characteristics of a great engineer – problem-solving skills, a deep understanding of technology, and a results-driven mindset – are the exact same things that any executive, in any industry, must have in order to succeed.
Dinesh Paliwal
The monstrous sameness and pervasive ugliness so highly characteristic of the findings of modern psychology, and contrasting so obviously with the enormous variety and richness of overt human conduct, witness to the radical difference between the inside and the outside of the human body.
Hannah Arendt
Good profiles mentioned characteristics that would probably be true for all of us, such as: “I want someone who will make me laugh.” About Me sections with fewer than a hundred words tend to be clearly popular. Short profiles that express just enough information to pique someone’s interest work best.
Amy Webb
The chief characteristics of the tall building is that it is lofty. It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation so that from bottom to top it should be a unit without a single dissenting line.
Louis Sullivan
I think architects tend to believe that they can almost do anything, which is a wonderful characteristic, but in some cases you just fall flat.
Rafael Vinoly
When an American government takes on characteristics that elevate the state above the individual, it must be vigorously opposed as a form of, or step toward, tyranny.
Scott Pruitt
It is characteristic to believe that those in need are given to, that the squeaky hinge is the one that gets the oil, but in the realm of emotions this is not so. It is the person who does not solicit liking and love, admiration and respect, sympathy and empathy to whom they are freely given.
Jo Coudert
I think that any wealth creates a sense of trusteeship… it is characteristic of the new generation which has created wealth to have some amount of responsibility for it.
Azim Premji
The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself, and that characteristic distinguishes it from other objects and from the body.
George H. Mead
Obedience, submission, discipline, courage–these are among the characteristics which make a man.
Samuel Smiles
It is a characteristic of old age to find the progress of time accelerated. The less one accomplishes in a given time, the shorter does the retrospect appear.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Animals! the object of insatiable interest, examples of the riddle of life, created, as it were, to reveal the human being to man himself, displaying his richness and complexity in a thousand kaleidoscopic possibilities, each of them brought to some curious end, to some characteristic exuberance.
Bruno Schulz
The reason we see hypocrisy and fraud and unreality in others is because they are all in our own hearts. The great characteristic of a saint is humility-Yes, all those things and other evils would have been manifested in me but for the grace of God, therefore I have no right to judge.
Oswald Chambers
I can keep learning about all the different technologies. It’s my most telling characteristic. I’m interested in trying anything new.
Martha Stewart
One of the chief characteristics of a mob is its quickness. It is sudden. It pounces.
Teju Cole
The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn’t know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, ‘I must have it.’
Eric Schmidt
Humor must be one of the chief attributes of God. Plants and animals that are distinctly humorous in form and characteristics are God’s jokes.
Mark Twain
We are one of only three species on our planet that can claim to be self-aware, yet self-delusion may be a more significant characteristic of our kind.
Michael Crichton
A few atoms added here, subtracted there, is all it takes to make the difference between male and female sex characteristics, between a harmless molecule and a deadly addictive one.
Roald Hoffmann
We work in vertical and horizontal planes. We avoid depth characteristics as much as possible. This reduces the number of pictures in a five minute segment from 12,000 to 1,200. And the public likes the technique better.
William Hanna
In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past.
Franz Boas
It is the characteristic of great poems that they will yield of their sense in due proportion to the hasty and the deliberate reader. To the practical they will be common sense, and to the wise wisdom; as either the traveler may wet his lips, or an army may fill its water-casks at a full stream.
Henry David Thoreau
The first characteristic of Rossini’s music is speed – a speed which removes from the soul all the sombre emotions that are so powerfully evoked within us by the slow strains in Mozart. I find also in Rossini a cool freshness, which, measure by measure, makes us smile with delight.
A characteristic thing about the aspiring immigrant is the fact that he is not content to progress alone. Solitary success is imperfect success in his eyes. He must take his family with him as he rises.
Mary Antin
Tell the truth. Do your best no matter how trivial the task. Choose the difficult right over the easy wrong. Look out for the group before you look out for yourself. Don’t whine or make excuses. Judge others by their actions and not by their race or other characteristics.
James F. Amos
I do not deny certain kinds of biological differences. But I always ask under what conditions, under what discursive and institutional conditions, do certain biological differences – and they’re not necessary ones, given the anomalous state of bodies in the world – become the salient characteristics of sex.
Judith Butler
I don’t deal in terminology, I deal with expressions: colors, shapes, tones, characteristics.
Savion Glover
Though leadership may be hard to define, the one characteristic common to all leaders is the ability to make things happen.
Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom
Each tribe has its characteristics, it is true.
John Hanning Speke
Various kinds of self-forgetting, usually accompanied by illusions and myths, make it possible to live without the intransigent facing of death-in the sense of always thinking about it and what it means for life and the things dear in life-which is characteristic of a serious life.
Allan Bloom
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
Kobe Bryant
I’m a good listener. I think it’s the one characteristic that’s most important. I’ve always been that way. Not that I take all the advice, but you’ve got to listen to it and have the courage to make your own decision. Then I just go for it.
Tom Cruise
The spontaneous tendency to invoke a Final Cause in explanation of every difficulty is characteristic of metaphysical philosophy. It arises from a general tendency towards the impersonation of abstractions which is visible throughout History.
George Henry Lewes
We don’t think of them as acting, but we take on certain characteristics based on where we function, and those relationships draw out aspects of who we are as people. And that’s what acting is. Different parts draw out different parts of your nature.
Peter Riegert
The most essential characteristic of scientific technique is that it proceeds from experiment, not from tradition. The experimental habit of mind is a difficult one for most people to maintain; indeed, the science of one generation has already become the tradition of the next
Bertrand Russell
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
Henri Matisse
Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.
Oscar Wilde
When I was going through those very fast changes, I think it was terribly important to me that I was seen to be inventive. I think that was the characteristic of my work that I wanted people to see.
David Bowie
The comptroller of New York City ought to have all the characteristics of a major corporation’s CFO – quiet rigor, obsessive care for detail, incorruptible judgment, an ability to work assiduously behind the scenes with the key stakeholders.
Tina Brown
An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too – at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.
Walter Bagehot
Each man forms his duty according to his predominant characteristic; the stern require an avenging judge; the gentle, a forgiving father. Just so the pygmies declared that Jove himself was a pygmy.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
High-consequence risks form one particular segment of the generalised ‘climate of risk’ characteristic of late modernity – one characterised by regular shifts in knowledge-claims as mediated by expert systems.
Anthony Giddens
Faith, courage, optimism, looking forward, bring us new life and more life. Futility, frustration, living in the past are not only characteristic of ‘old age’; they contribute to it.
Maxwell Maltz
The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics . God’s life in us expresses itself as God’s life, not as human life trying to be godly.
Oswald Chambers
By reading the characteristic features of any man’s castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated.
John Dewey
The need to raise itself above humanity is humanity’s main characteristic.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Knowing your opponent is fundamental. Because then you can know their characteristics better.
Giorgio Chiellini
No one likes to admit that in the end we all die by inches, gradually losing all the defining visual characteristics that make us us
Simon R. Green
With full responsibility for my words as a professional biologist, I do not hesitate to say that all existing and genuine knowledge about the way in which the physical characteristics of human communities are related to their cultural capabilities can be written on the back of a postage stamp.
Lancelot Hogben
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
Charles Alexander Eastman
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
Marge Kennedy
The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.
James Fisher
The most important characteristics you need to succeed in business are resilience, determination and persistence.
Karren Brady
While it might seem that anyone can be a value investor, the essential characteristics of this type of investor-patience, discipline, and risk aversion-may well be genetically determined.
Seth Klarman
I miss him like one might miss a scar, or wooden leg, something disfiguring but characteristic.
Nick Hornby
If you listen to the urban speech patterns there you’ll find it’s quite characteristic that a sentence will begin in one language, go through a second language and end in a third. It’s the very playful, very natural result of juggling languages. You are always reaching for the most appropriate phrase.
Salman Rushdie
The main characteristics of romantic love are craving: an intense craving to be with a particular person, not just sexually, but emotionally.
Helen Fisher
The men with God’s ‘go’ in them have these three characteristics-a saving experience, the evidence of supernatural power at work, and the spiritual efficacy of success in prayer.
Oswald Chambers
The political is replacing the metaphysical as the characteristic mode of grasping reality.
Harvey Cox
If I had to define life in a single phrase, I should clearly express my thought of throwing into relief one characteristic which, in my opinion, sharply differentiates biological science. I should say: life is creation.
Claude Bernard
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
James F. Cooper
And for the sake of humility–a characteristic crucial to sacred questioning we might do well to confess that we’re capable at any moment of such bad religion ourselves.
David Dark
Knowledge, unlike information, is a human characteristic; there can be information no one knows, but there can’t be knowledge no one knows.
Clay Shirky
The characteristic feature of a free society is that it can function in spite of the fact that its members disagree in many judgments of value. Freedom really means the freedom to make mistakes.
Ludwig von Mises
The characteristic feature of capitalism that distinguishes it from pre-capitalist methods of production was its new principle of marketing. Capitalism is not simply mass production, but mass production to satisfy the needs of the masses.
Ludwig von Mises
It is the characteristic of a weak and diseased mind to fear the unfamiliar.
Seneca the Younger
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men
George S. Patton
The most consistent characteristic of awakened teachers and people I have met is a childlike nature. They laugh, cry, twinkle, and joke, all with a spontaneity born of freedom. Their faces are fluid and reflect a timeless sweetness, even into old age.
Catherine Ingram
But I’ll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
Richard Serra
Entanglement is not one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum
Erwin Schrodinger
How characteristic of your perverse heart that longs only for what happens to be out of reach.
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
I’d say that, to be a good deal maker, you have to have three basic characteristics – timing, timing, and timing.
Richard Armitage
Good temper and moderation are the characteristics of parliamentary language.
Betty Boothroyd
After graduating college, I was coming out of a routine I’d been in for several years, all the way back to high school. It was a year-round process of constantly having to work and be disciplined, and I was able to understand and connect the dots between all those characteristics – especially hard work and success.
Sam Hunt
Any characteristic that you can’t stand in another person is an aspect of you that you can’t stand in yourself. Once you discover that this characteristic is also in you, your resistance towards the other person gets replaced with compassion.
Bill Ferguson
Part of an actor’s job, in my opinion, is adjust to the characteristics of the director and try to understand to how he tries to work.
David Zayas
A 527 doesn’t have a wife. It doesn’t have a brother-in-law who knows a lot about politics, or a union president who calls and doesn’t like the color of the suit, or bimbo eruptions. It’s the perfect candidate, because it has no personal characteristics.
Roger Stone
The assumption that the square of a unit vector
is positive unity leads to an algebra whose characteristic
quantities are non-associative.
Cargill Gilston Knott
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
That very concentration of vision and intensity of purpose which is the characteristic of the artistic temperament is in itself a mode of limitation. To those who are preoccupied with the beauty of form nothing else seems of much importance.
Oscar Wilde
The philosopher whose dealings are with divine order himself acquires the characteristics of order and divinity.
A proverb has three characteristics: few words, good sense, and a fine image.
Moses ibn Ezra
At Bayern you need other characteristics to assert yourself. Just being good is not enough there.
Michael Ballack
In 2001, I did some research and identified four characteristics that successful companies share. One, they aspire to be leaders in their businesses. Two, they have global potential. Three, they are innovative. Four, they display a ruthless focus on financial returns.
Anand Mahindra
Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics.
Thomas Nagel
Manchester has everything but good looks…, the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery.
A. J. P. Taylor
Should we even have the classification system? Why shouldn’t these things be open? There are things you want to keep secret, like the characteristics of your latest fighter plane or something like that.
Noam Chomsky
People always try to separate the good from the bad in Clinton and say that, if he had not done certain things, he would have been a great president. But you can’t do that. Those were his major characteristics.
David Maraniss
It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
John Desmond Bernal
In my opinion, the true pioneers are those artists who make manifest in their works the new content, the determining characteristics of life in our time.
Mikhail Sholokhov
In 1972, I recorded Gumbo, an album that was both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the 1940s and 1950s. I tried to keep a lot of the little changes that were characteristic of New Orleans, while working my own funknology on piano and guitar.
Dr. John
I watched a lot of Alessandro Nesta videos, as he had similar characteristics, studied carefully and applied myself.
Leonardo Bonucci
Ever the characteristic manners of cowardice.
Edward Everett
We all have genes that come from our ancestors that aren’t used – they’re not turned on. So we actually carry ancient genes with us. If you could figure out how to turn those on, you could resurrect ancient characteristics from our ancestors.
Jack Horner
Repentance is a characteristic of the whole life, not the action of a single moment.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
People think they know me from my songs. But my repertoire of songs is so wide-ranging that you’d have to be a madman to figure out the characteristics of the person who wrote all those songs.
Bob Dylan
The caste system, in all its various forms, is always based on identifiable physical characteristics – sex, color, age.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Prior to the early 1960s, economic theorists rarely constructed models customized to capture unique institutions or specific market characteristics.
George Akerlof
One of the special characteristics of New York is that it is different from a London or a Paris because it’s the financial capital, and the cultural capital, but not the political capital.
Ron Chernow
Ignorance is a self-generating state of mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn’t recognize itself as ignorance.
Jane Smiley
Of Captain Elliot, already so well known to the government, it would be almost superfluous to speak; in this action, he evinced his characteristic bravery and judgment; and, since the close of the action, has given me the most able and essential assistance.
Oliver Hazard Perry
It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
A boy is a man in miniature, and though he may sometimes exhibit notable virtue, as well as characteristics that seem to be charming because they are childlike, he is also a schemer, self-seeker, traitor, Judas, crook, and villain – in short, a man.
Robertson Davies
Why is it that water, so monotonous in its characteristics, should nevertheless possess a charm for every mind? I believe it is chiefly because it bears the impress of the Creator, which we feel neither the power of time or of man can efface or alter.
Sarah Josepha Hale
One of the marked characteristics of the U.K. security industry as compared with defence is the lack of company scale. This can put our firms at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to big contracts.
Pauline Neville-Jones
Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.
Alan Greenspan
With a father who is a fabulous craftsman, I was raised with the fundamental belief that it is only when you personally work with a material with your hands, that you come to understand its true nature, its characteristics, its attributes, and I think – very importantly – its potential.
Jonathan Ive
Listen, I mean that from my knowledge of the world that I see around me, I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence.
Richard P. Feynman
Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.
Of course most people underestimate the warrior characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman peoples anyway. It takes a heap of piety to keep a Viking from wanting to go sack a city.
Jerry Pournelle
Of the many smells of Athens two seem to me the most characteristic – that of garlic, bold and deadly like acetylene gas. and that of dust, soft and warm and caressing like tweed.
Evelyn Waugh
I notice I have both African and Belgian characteristics.
Mousa Dembele
It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring.
Harriet Martineau
Two characteristic marks have above all others been recognized as distinguishing that which has soul in it from that which has not – movement and sensation.
Women have different characteristics and needs than men do.
Sallie Krawcheck
It is true that the welfare-statists are not socialists, that they never advocated or intended the socialization of private property, that they want to ‘preserve’ private property-with government control of its use and disposal. But that is the fundamental characteristic of fascism.
Ayn Rand
Conor has my characteristics but there are certain things I love about him that he didn’t get from me, like the attitude towards women and the pitfalls I had.
Nigel Benn
If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs to recapture it is this awe before the surpassingly great and gracious God.
Henry Sloane Coffin
Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.
Alma Gluck
A man is known to his dog by the smell, to his tailor by the coat, to his friend by the smile; each of these know him, but how little or how much depends on the dignity of the intelligence. That which is truly and indeed characteristic of the man is known only to God.
John Ruskin
Yellow is the brightest and lightest of all colors, and this brilliance is its most noticeable characteristic, which accounts for the way it is used practically and thought of symbolically.
Michael Freeman
When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities – locally, nationally and globally – that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
William J. Clinton
One of the most constant characteristics of beliefs is their intolerance. The stronger the belief, the greater its intolerance. Men dominated by a certitude cannot tolerate those who do not accept it.
Gustave Le Bon
I think everyone is a case-by-case basis. Whatever the circumstances are that come with any individual, they exist and you have to make a determination as to what your comfort level is with that person and the characteristics that they bring.
Bill Belichick
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.
Jean Cocteau
Sometimes you need to put your own characteristics into the actor, and you take different things from the character that you admire – sometimes you can’t see the boundaries anymore.
Bonnie Wright
nursing was regarded as simply an extension of the unpaid services performed by the housewife – a characteristic attitude that haunts the profession to this day.
Gerda Lerner
It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their own attention, supposing it to be new.
Calvin Coolidge
No garment which distorts the shape and motion of the wearer is beautiful, nor s any garment beautiful which emphasizes more than one or at most two of your sexual characteristics.
Elizabeth Hawes
I always try to make a voice to go with the characteristics – if the guy’s a hothead or he’s cool, whatever.
Peter Cullen
I think one of the studio’s characteristics is to embrace wholeheartedly what we feel is interesting; what we perceive to be worthwhile, cool, or beautiful; and to place these ideals at the foundation of the games we make.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
Still, there may be technologies that are very useful in identifying people over the age of 18 because they have all kinds of identifying characteristics, while those same tech may be useless for 12- and 13-year-olds.
Richard Blumenthal
I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race, possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution, is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.
Glenn T. Seaborg
The characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease.
Doug Stanhope
[Joseph] Stalin closes the exposition of these [Leon Trotsky] ideas with the words, “Such are in general the characteristic features of [Vladimir] Lenin’s conception of the proletarian revolution.”
Leon Trotsky
the crucial disadvantage of aggression, competitiveness and skepticism as national characteristics is that these qualities cannot be turned off at five o’clock.
Margaret Halsey
From the Buddhist point of view, it is true that emptiness is a characteristic of all of life – if we look carefully at any experience we will find transparency, insubstantiality, with no solid, unchanging core to our experience. But that does not mean that nothing matters.
Sharon Salzberg
The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you.
Pope Francis
Before the military coup in Chile, we had the idea that military coups happen in Banana Republics, somewhere in Central America. It would never happen in Chile. Chile was such a solid democracy. And when it happened, it had brutal characteristics.
Isabel Allende
Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic.
Douglas Hurd
By some ardent enthusiasts Chess has been elevated into a science or an art. It is neither; but its principal characteristic seems to be – what human nature mostly delights in – a fight.
Emanuel Lasker
If an urn lacks the characteristics of an urn, how can we call it an urn?
The success of one market model cannot be migrated to another. Ignoring Macau’s special characteristics and duplicating a Las Vegas or an Atlantic City would not be a successful strategy.
Stanley Ho
The characteristic place to find Christians is among their enemies. The first place to look for Christ is in Hell.
William Stringfellow
The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state.
Ludwig von Mises
Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the Chess player
Siegbert Tarrasch
Willpower is so common among highly successful people that many see its characteristics as synonymous with success.
Peter Senge
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
Denis Waitley
The main thing that’s missing in energy is an incentive to create things that are zero-CO2-emitting and that have the right scale and reliability characteristics.
Bill Gates
Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurshi p comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.
William Deresiewicz
A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
Emily Greene Balch
My grandmother refused to concede that any member of the family died of natural causes. An uncle’s cancer in middle age occurred because all the suitcases fell off the luggage rack onto him when he was in his teens, and so forth. Death was an acquired characteristic.
Renata Adler
My position and the state will never allow me to become a dictator, but an authoritarian style of rule is characteristic of me, and I have always admitted it. You need to control the country, and the main thing is not to ruin people’s lives.
Alexander Lukashenko
We will never be able to understand the terrible things that happened between 1933 and 1945 if we deny from the outset that Hitler also had human characteristics, and if we fail to take into account not only his criminal energies, but also the appealing qualities he had.
Volker Ullrich
But it would be absolutely mistaken to regard a wealth of theoretical knowledge as characteristic proof for the qualities and abilities of a leader.
Adolf Hitler
Some mechanism in my sub-consciousness took the dominant characteristics of various prize-fighters, gunmen, bootleggers, oil field bullies, gamblers, and honest workmen I had come in contact with, and combining them all, produced the amalgamation I call Conan the Cimmerian.
Robert E. Howard
As a coach you need to choose the characteristics your players can contribute. I don’t think it’s a good thing for a coach to analyse his team by looking for something he sees in other teams. He has to pay close attention to the characteristics his team have, and make the most of those.
Diego Simeone
repression, however, is not the most obvious characteristic of the
the sea is a collector, quick to return a rapacious look.
Marianne Moore
What characteristics do I look for when hiring somebody? That’s one of the questions I ask when interviewing. I want to know what kind of people they would hire.
Jeff Bezos
The great mobility of the King forms one of the chief characteristics of all endgame strategy. In the middlegame the King is a mere ‘super’, in the endgame on the other hand – on of the ‘principals’. We must therefore develop him, bring him nearer to the fighting line.
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Marine Corps went from 15,000, which its strength was when I was Commandant, to approximately 400,000 when I retired, and more than that afterward, without losing its individual characteristics. It was the same Marine Corps. It was not different in any respect.
Thomas Holcomb
There’s a reason why players that have multiple championships have multiple championships. There’s a certain characteristic and an understanding and knowledge and that’s not something that’s easily taught. You kind of have to go through it and it kind of has to be part of your DNA from the beginning.
Kobe Bryant
We’re used to the characteristics of social media – participation, connection, instant gratification – and when school doesn’t offer the same, it’s easy to tune out.
Adora Svitak
F1, we have all sorts of teams with different characteristics. They operate in different countries, under different legislation and with their own ways of working.
Mattia Binotto
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Samuel Johnson
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
Dennis Prager
and in some of the people of the town and community surrounding it, one of the characteristic diseases of the twentieth century was making its way: the suspicion that they would be greatly improved if they were somewhere else.
Wendell Berry
The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight… It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.
Theodore Roosevelt
There’s five factors or characteristics of places where kids from poor backgrounds don’t do very well. And those are places that have more economic and racial segregation, places with more income inequality.
Gwen Ifill
Our courts provide a neutral forum for the adjudication of disputes under the law, not based on economic or political power, on race, on sex or any other personal characteristics.
Jon Kyl
I examine other people’s characteristics, so when I’m playing characters, I don’t always have to make them me; I can transform into others.
Marcia Gay Harden
Standing, standing, standing – why do I have to stand all the time? That is the main characteristic of social Washington.
Daniel J. Boorstin
This is a lesson mankind has not yet learned. We identify, and stratify, and treat persons largely on the basis of their accidental (physical) characteristics, which have no deeper meaning.
Sydney J. Harris
Strong evidence suggests that we are dealing with a phenomenon that is being caused by palpable, solid objects whose characteristics are not of human design, and whose behavior is suggestive of intelligent control.
Peter Davenport
Each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
Gaston Bachelard
In order to become a complete driver I believe that rallying will give me extra bits, because of gravel, because of different characteristics.
Robert Kubica
There’s no denial that one’s gender orientation is certainly a core characteristic of any person, but it’s not the only one.
Lance B. Wickman
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
Emile M. Cioran
The characteristics of successful business people, whether they are male or female, are very similar. It’s about determination, it’s about enthusiasm, it’s about strategy, it’s about communication, it’s about integrity. And sometimes men and women display those differently but fundamentally they are the same qualities.
Karren Brady
Each culture has its own characteristic manner of locomotion, sitting, standing, reclining, and gesturing.
Edward T. Hall
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav
Both Newton and Darwin were driven by the data and were forced to recognize that they couldn’t explain everything. It may be a characteristic of great scientists to know what to accept and what to leave out.
Lewis Wolpert
To include freedom in the very definition of democracy is to define a process not by its actual characteristics as a process but by its hoped for results. This is not only intellectually invalid, it is, in practical terms, blinding oneself in advance to some of the unwanted consequences of the process.
Thomas Sowell
Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.
Simon Sinek
Most of the characteristics which make for success in writing are precisely those which we are all taught to repress … the firm belief that you are an important person, that you are a lot smarter than most people, and that your ideas are so damned important that everybody should listen to you.
Robert Anton Wilson
If I have any merit, it is getting along with individuals, according to their ways and characteristics. At times it involves suppressing yourself. It is painful, but necessary. To be a leader you have got to lead human beings with affection.
J. R. D. Tata
Confidence is a characteristic of a positive attitude. The greatest achievers and leaders remain confident regardless of circumstances.
John C. Maxwell
Public charities and benevolent associations for the gratuitous relief of every species of distress, are peculiar to Christianity; no other system of civil or religious policy has originated them; they form its highest praise and characteristic feature.
Charles Caleb Colton
Feminists are those who cannot stand female characteristics.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
Christian Lous Lange
It would seem evident, therefore, that the secret of the American short story was the treatment of characteristic American life, with absolute knowledge of its peculiarities and sympathy with its method.
Bret Harte
We used the camera only as a means of expression and as a visual medium that offers possibilities found in no other artistic technique, possibilities that the eye cannot catch in their totality. We tried to establish a characteristic vision of photography.
Piet Zwart
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
Henry David Thoreau
Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him.
Omar N. Bradley
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
Richard Harris
And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.
The characteristic of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that Christ is formed in me.
Oswald Chambers
Persistence is a characteristic to which success invariably surrenders.
Catherine Ponder
In Red Flags, Juris Jurjevics has brilliantly accomplished a feat that is becoming a major characteristic of 21st century literature: the seamless combining of a genre form with the deep resonance of literary art. This book is thrilling to read for both its narrative drive and its insight into the human heart.
Robert Olen Butler
We cannot and must not get rid of nor deny our characteristics. But we can give them shape and direction.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
Elie Wiesel
Equality and justice, the two great distinguishing characteristics of democracy, follow inevitably from the conception of men, all men, as rational and spiritual beings.
Robert M. Hutchins
All living things come hardwired with certain traits and characteristics that are part of our nature, meaning that these things come naturally to us: they’re what we’re meant to do, and they’re how universal intelligence flows though us best. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, etc.
Jen Sincero
This making studies and then taking them home to use them is only half right. You get composition, but you lose freshness; you miss the subtle and, to the artist, the finer characteristics of the scene itself.
Winslow Homer
Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus; no one is going to live on Jupiter.
Buzz Aldrin
An infallible characteristic of meanness is cruelty.
Samuel Johnson
The attitude to failure is one of the characteristics that’s often called out as the difference between the U.S. and Europe. And we do need to be less risk-averse, more embracing of failure. Having failed makes you look bad in Europe. But in the U.S., it makes you look experienced.
Taavet Hinrikus
While I respect all genders, I do not wish to acknowledge homosexuals as I have been taught that God created man and woman with specific characteristics and duties.
Choi Si-won
The cool thing is that jazz is really a wonderful example of the great characteristics of Buddhism and great characteristics of the human spirit. Because in jazz we share, we listen to each other, we respect each other, we are creating in the moment. At our best, we’re non-judgmental.
Herbie Hancock
Conservatism, being an upper-class characteristic, is decorous; and conversely, innovation, being a lower-class phenomenon, is vulgar. …Innovation is bad form.
Thorstein Veblen
Just think of what a world it would be if we could measure the characteristics of your body when you get sick and transmit those directly to a doctor or a computer. You could get diagnosed and cured instantly and wirelessly.
Martin Cooper
The most important attribute for success in value investing is patience, patience, and more patience. The majority of investors do not possess this characteristic.
Peter Cundill
The message of love can never come into a human soul, and pass away from it unreceived, without leaving that spirit worse, with all its lowest characteristics strengthened, and all its best ones depressed, by the fact of rejection.
Alexander MacLaren
Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Science is to do research because of the target’s fascinating and interesting characteristics.
Masatoshi Koshiba
Although the act of nurturing another’s spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one’s own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.
M. Scott Peck
I’d like to say that parody is a celebration of a person’s specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery.
Ana Gasteyer
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Every advance into knowledge opens new prospects, and produces new incitements to farther progress.
Samuel Johnson
To the extent that children with similar characteristics achieve comparable performance levels, using the performances of similar peers is likely to yield more accurate self-appraisal than using the accomplishments of dissimilar peers
Albert Bandura
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Arleigh Burke
Certain characteristics of the subject are clear. To begin with, we do not in this subject deal with particular things or particular properties: we deal formally with what can be said about any thing or any property. We are prepared to say that one and one are two, but not that Socrates and Plato are two.
Bertrand Russell
For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency – their familiar characteristic spectra – and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta.
Johannes Stark
The majority of photographers still seek artistic effects, imitating other mediums of graphic expression. The result is a hybrid product that does not succeed in giving their work the most valuable characteristic it should have, – photographic quality.
Tina Modotti
Cinema’s characteristic forte is its ability to capture and communicate the intimacies of the human mind.
Satyajit Ray
It’s really interesting to play someone you wouldn’t want to ever spend more than a couple of drinks with – but who has redeemable characteristics.
Nathan Phillips
As Buddhism moved to the West, one of the big characteristics was the strong place of women. That didn’t exist in the countries of origin. It’s just a sign of our culture.
Pema Chodron
Part of an actors job, in my opinion, is adjust to the characteristics of the director and try to understand to how he tries to work.
David Zayas
Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistake of our own period. And that means the old books.
C. S. Lewis
Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus – you have to react, you follow every impulse.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
The great, God-blessed churches in the world today have one common characteristic: an insistence upon an exposition of God’s infallible Word.
O. S. Hawkins
The most distinctive, and perhaps the most impressive, characteristic of American scenery is its wilderness.
John Muir
Dance, v.i. To leap about to the sound of tittering music, preferably with arms about your neighbor’s wife or daughter. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: they are conspicuously innocent, and warmly loved by the vicious.
Ambrose Bierce
Alfred Nobel’s discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
Pierre Curie
Want of passion is, I think, a very striking characteristic of Americans, not unrelated to their predilection for violence. For very few people truly have a passionate desire to achieve, and violence serves as a kind of substitute.
Marguerite Yourcenar
Tremendous interest in the superficial is very characteristic of cultures in decline.
Martin Amis
One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind.
John Maynard Keynes
I don’t think that modesty is the outstanding characteristic of contemporary politics, do you?
Edward Heath
I would write of the universal, not the provincial, in human nature…. I would write of characters, not of characteristics.
Ellen Glasgow
Every phenomenon can be experienced in two ways. These two ways are not arbitrary, but are bound up with the phenomenon – developing out of its nature and characteristics : Externally – or – inwardly.
Wassily Kandinsky
Characteristics which define beauty are wholeness, harmony and radiance.
Thomas Aquinas
Romeo is the most misunderstood character in literature, I think. He’s hardcore to play because he’s displaying the characteristics of Hamlet at the beginning, and, well, then everything else happens.
Alan Cumming
It’s important to recognise every player is different in their own characteristics, personality, and what they respond to.
Gareth Southgate
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Warren Buffett
The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair.
Herbert Read
Streamlining the army with Chinese characteristics is the right choice for China in military modernization.
Jiang Zemin
A nation’s domestic and foreign policies and actions should be derived from the same standards of ethics, honesty and morality which are characteristic of the individual citizens of the nation.
Jimmy Carter
Particularity and separability are infirmities of the mind, not characteristics of the universe.
Dee Hock
There is something frightful in the way in which not only characteristic qualities, but particular manifestations of them, are repeated from generation to generation.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.