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From their folded mates they wander far, Their ways seem harsh and wild: They follow the beck of a baleful star, Their paths are dream-beguiled.

Richard Eugene Burton Quotes , Source: Black Sheep

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Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so head he many vices; . . . he had two distinct persons in him.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader

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Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto VI, st. 7)

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So well she acted all and every part By turns--with that vivacious versatility, Which many people take for want of heart. They err--'tis merely what is call'd mobility, A thing of temperament and not of art, Though seeming so, from its supposed facility; And false--though true; for surely they're sincerest Who are strongly acted on by what is nearest.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XVI, st. 97)

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With more capacity for love than earth Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth, His early dreams of good out-stripp'd the truth, And troubled manhood follow'd baffled youth.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Lara (canto I, st. 18)

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Genteel in personage, Conduct, and equipage; Noble by heritage, Generous and free.

Henry Carey Quotes , Source: The Contrivances (act I, sc. 2, l. 22)

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We are firm believers in the maxim that, for all right judgment of any man or thing, it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Resolved: never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.

Jonathan Edwards Quotes

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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

Vernon Howard Quotes

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You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.

Robert C. Savage Quotes

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Don't compromise yourself, you're all you've got.

Janis Joplin Quotes

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Only the mediocre are always at their best!

Johnathan Winters Quotes

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Vitanda est improba Siren Desidia. (That shameful Siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.)

Horace Quotes

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There are four types of people: Smart and lazy, Smart and full of energy, Stupid and lazy, Stupid and full of energy

Leif Summerfield Quotes

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Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, for you can no more insult a mature man that you can paint the air.

Vernon Howard Quotes

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Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these help instead of hinder, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

James Buckham Quotes

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Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Anonymous Quotes

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A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

G. C. Lichtenberg Quotes

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The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and ;Independence.

Edward Rickenbacker Quotes

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A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.

Jean Paul Richter Quotes

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Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

Alphonse Karr Quotes

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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