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Gerald Baldwin Brown

Temperament we are born with, character we have to make; and that not in the grand moments... but in the daily, quiet paths of pilgrimage.

Character | Quiet |

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Lady Blessington, born Margaret Power

Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.

Character | Memory | Office |

Marion LeRoy Burton

Character is formed, not by laws, commands, and decrees, but by quiet influence, unconscious suggestion and personal guidance.

Character | Guidance | Influence | Quiet |

Euripedes NULL

A tongue without reins, definance, unwisdom - their end is disaster. But the life of quiet gfood, the wisdom that accepts - these abaide unshaken, preserving, sustaining the houses of men.

Character | Life | Life | Men | Quiet | Wisdom |

Geoffrey Francis Fisher

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.

Character | People | Quiet |

David Hume

Nothing can oppose or retard the impulse of passion... Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.

Character | Impulse | Nothing | Office | Passion | Reason |

Madame de Lambert, fully Anne-Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles, Marquise de Lambert

We cheat ourselves in order to enjoy a quiet conscience, without possessing virtue.

Character | Conscience | Order | Quiet | Virtue | Virtue |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

When at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment of each one of us - recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state - our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions - were we truly men of courage... were we truly men of judgment... were we truly men of integrity... were we truly men of dedication?

Character | Courage | Dedication | Failure | Future | History | Integrity | Judgment | Men | Office | Service | Success | Will |

Albertus Magnus, known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne

Happy is the man who, by continually effacing all images and through introversion and the lifting up of his mind to God, at last forgets and leaves behind all such hindrances... If, therefore, thou desirest a safe stair and short path to arrive at the end of true bliss, then, with an intent mind, earnestly desire and aspire after continual cleanness of heart and purity of mind. Add to this a constant calm and tranquillity of the senses, and a recollecting of the affections of the heart, continually fixing them above. Work to simplify the heart, that being immovable and at peace from any invading vain phantasms... Thus continue, until thou becomest immutable and dost arrive at any vicissitude of space or time, reposing in that inward quiet and secret mansion of the deity.

Character | Desire | God | Happy | Heart | Man | Mind | Peace | Purity | Quiet | Safe | Space | Time | Tranquility | Work |

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

Who are happy in marriage? Those with so little imagination that they cannot picture a better state, and those so shrewd that they prefer quiet slavery to hopeless rebellion.

Better | Character | Happy | Imagination | Little | Marriage | Quiet | Rebellion | Slavery |

Jacques Maritain

The office of the moral law is that of a pedagogue, to protect and educate us in the use of freedom. At the end of this period of instruction, we are enfranchised from every servitude, even from the servitude of law, since Love made us one in spirit with the wisdom that is the source of Law.

Character | Freedom | Law | Love | Moral law | Office | Servitude | Spirit | Wisdom |

Paige Rense, aka Paige Rense Noland

Everyone has, I think, in some quiet corner of his mind, an ideal home waiting to become a reality.

Character | Mind | Quiet | Reality | Waiting |

Robert Louis Stevenson, fully Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to preserve. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends and soften to us our enemies. Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another.

Character | Courage | Death | Fortune | Grace | Mind | Peril | Quiet | Strength | Friends |