Qualities Quotes

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Deb Caletti
“I used to think that finding the right one was about the man having a list of certain qualities. If he has them, we'd be compatible and happy. Sort of a checkmark system that was a complete failure. But I found out that a healthy relationship isn't so much about sense of humor or intelligence or attractive. It's about avoiding partners with harmful traits and personality types. And then it's about being with a good person. A good person on his own, and a good person with you. Where the space between you feels uncomplicated and happy. A good relationship is where things just work. They work because, whatever the list of qualities, whatever the reason, you happen to be really, really good together.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Vera Nazarian
“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Leigh Bardugo
“I can’t decide if you’re crazy or stupid.”
“I have so many good qualities,” Sturmhond said. “It can be hard to choose.”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Flannery O'Connor
“Mrs. Hopewell had no bad qualities of her own but she was able to use other people's in such a constructive way that she never felt the lack.”
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

“Beauty is startling. She wears a gold shawl in the summer and sells seven kinds of honey at the flea market. She is young and old at once, my daughter and my grandmother. In school she excelled in mathematics and poetry. . . Beauty will dance with anyone who is brave enough to ask her.”
J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

Marcus Aurelius
“Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Pain is subtle. He has cold grey fingers. His voice is horse from crying & screaming... When people try to avoid him, he follows them silently & turns upas the bartender, or the bus driver... Pain has an elaborate filing system for keeping track of everyone... Pain respects people who are willing to take risks. If you... face him directly, he will give you a special ointment so your wounds don't fester.”
J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

Elizabeth I
“As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal; and though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had. I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am indeed endowed with such qualities that if I were turned out of the realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.”
Elizabeth I, Collected Works

“By ring-fencing a time budget for a momentous ‘breathing space’ in the flurry of our life, we may encounter ourselves and take the time to fill the gaps in the framework of our individuality so as to reconcile the qualities of our personality. ( "What after bowling alone?”
Erik Pevernagie

Israelmore Ayivor
“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“As emotions may take apart bit by bit the rational blueprints in our imagination, dreams may expose what is veiled in the safe haven of our thoughts and disclose elements, which bring to light some baffling qualities that we might never have presumed ("Only silence remained")”
Erik Pevernagie

Carson McCullers
“Owing to the fact he was a mute they were able to give him all the qualities they wanted him to have.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Shannon L. Alder
“Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sanhita Baruah
“I think one can tell a lot about a person from the way he chooses to let the stub of his cigarette burn out...”
Sanhita Baruah

Israelmore Ayivor
“A true leader is still a leader even when he takes up servants' duty, provided he maintains a human face and added integrity to his self-retained qualities.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Darren Shan
“Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character.”
Darren Shan, Palace of the Damned

Kiki Archer
“I love everything. The way she strokes her earlobe when she's thinking. The way she chews her pen when she's writing. The way she laughs. The way she smiles. The way she's kind. The way she cares. The way she listens. Just everything. She's just incredible. I've never met anyone quite like her before.”
Kiki Archer, But She Is My Student

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“This general eclipse of ambition and determination and fortitude, all of the very qualities on which I have prided myself, is ridiculous, and, I must admit, somewhat obscene.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Some women think being arrogant, selfish, bitter and looking down on others are qualities of being an Independent, strong, powerful and successful business women. No matter how high you are in life. Never look down on others and never forget humanity.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“I always tell people JFK's book 'Profiles in Courage' was a very slim volume.”
Larry J. Sabato

Michal Ajvaz
“Strastiplný rozhovor se točil kolem nějakého připravovaného loutkového filmu o jezevčících; drania-turg-samuraj začal hledat v aktovce technický scénář, a jak byl ze mne nervózní, nemohl jej pořád najít, třesoucíma se rukama vytahoval z aktovky pomuchlané papíry a pokládal je na stolek, odkud padaly na zem, na dovršení všeho vypadla na zelenou mramorovou desku stolku zlatá přilba ve tvaru ředkvičky a zazvonila tak jasným a vyzývavým hlasem, že celá kavárna zmlkla a hleděla na přilbu, jemně se kolébající na zeleném mramoru před ztuhlým dramaturgem, do ticha se ozývala jen melodie písně L'important, c'est la rose, kterou hrál na klavír, zasněně se usmívaje, oteklý seladon v červené vestičce. (Proč s sebou neustále taháme v taškách a v aktovkách zbraně z utajovaných nočních válek, krystaly ztuhlého jedu v krabičkách vystlaných rudým sametem, hlavu Gorgony Medusy, jazyky vyříznuté z dračí tlamy, mumii skřeta, kompromitující korespondenci v sumerštině, proč s sebou vláčíme strašné vnitřnosti minulosti, třebaže se jich bojíme a cítíme z nich hnus a třebaže víme, že neúprosná moira chce, aby nám to vždycky někde v hospodě, v kavárně nebo na návštěvě vypadlo na stůl?).”
Michal Ajvaz, Návrat starého varana

“God values internal qualities”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“What defines the essence of a person is in the inward qualities”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

Lizzie Velásquez
“You have your very own recipe for success in life, based on a unique mix of ingredients. Those ingredients are you—the qualities that you bring to the table, made up of your own personality and experiences. Your uniqueness is your gift to the world.”
Lizzie Velásquez, Dare to Be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Dada Bhagwan
“To become a leader through one’s merit karma is not a big deal. One should become a leader through his virtues [innate qualities].”
Dada Bhagwan

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