Quotes on character


The best things in life are nearest Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

~ Robert Louis Stephenson

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

~ Booker T. Washington

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.

~ Henry Adams

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self.

~ Joseph Addison

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.

~ John Dean

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.

~ Alice Walker

I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

~ Mignon McLaughlin

Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.

~ German proverb

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