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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Character]

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Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
~ Sir William Temple - [Books and Reading]

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Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Character]

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Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
~ P. B. Fitzwater - [Character]

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Do what you know and perception is converted into character.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Character]

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For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
~ George Eliot - [Character]

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Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Character]

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I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
~ Edward M. Forster - [Character]

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If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
~ William M. Thackeray - [Books and Reading]

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Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Character]

 

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