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  1. We are never so ridiculous by the qualities we have, as by those we affect to have.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  2. Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  3. Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
       -- Juvenal

  4. Nothing endures but personal qualities.
       -- Walt Whitman

  5. The best is the cheapest.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  6. There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.
       -- John Ruskin

  7. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  8. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt


  9. Every quarrel begins in nothing and ends in a struggle for supremacy.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  10. In quarrelling the truth is always lost.
       -- Publilius Syrus

  11. A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.
       -- Voltaire

  12. When chickens quit quarrelling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
       -- Don Marquis

  13. Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
       -- Robert Lynd

  14. I never take my own side in a quarrel.
       -- Robert Frost

  15. He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  16. Two cannot fall out if one does not choose.
       -- Spanish Proverb

  17. People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  18. When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  19. Those who in quarrels interpose,
    Must often wipe a bloody nose.
       -- John Gay


  20. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
       -- Voltaire

  21. He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
       -- Voltaire

  22. A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
       -- English Proverb

  23. Man will not live without answers to his questions.
       -- Hans J. Morgenthau

  24. No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.
       -- Charles Steinmetz

  25. No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  26. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
       -- Francis Bacon

  27. I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
       -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

  28. By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
       -- George Santayana


  29. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
       -- Walter Bagehot

  30. Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  31. If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
       -- John Bunyan

  32. Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  33. Quiet is what home would be without children.
       -- Anonymous

  34. God gives quietness at last.
       -- John Greenleaf Whittier

  35. The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
       -- Euripides

  36. Very often the quiet fellow has said all he knows.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  37. To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly; to have a calm spirit is to possess one's self
       -- Hamilton Mabie


  38. He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  39. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  40. Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
       -- Orson Welles

  41. Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
       -- Jean Rostand

  42. I didn't say that I didn't say it. I said that I didn't say that I said it. I want to make that very clear.
       -- George Romney

  43. You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  44. Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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