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It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition
to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand
whole or categorical answers as it were.
- Avrum Stroll

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

It is a characteristic of wisdom
not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the
man who can neither live nor die,
and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
- Emile M. Cioran

The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief,
but of despair.
- Herbert Read

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
- Gaston Bachelard

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As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words,
so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people.
Their best characteristic is their desire to remember.
No other people has such an obsession with memory.
- Elie Wiesel

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that
they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
- Freeman Dyson

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures,
for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children,
not grandparents.
- Alan Dundes

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look -
historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry

The thing that's characteristic of my performance is
that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
- Laurie Anderson

Industrialization based on machinery,
already referred to as a characteristic of our age,
is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
- Emily Greene Balch

The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself,
and that characteristic distinguishes it from other
objects and from the body.
- George H. Mead

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations
are often seized in their essence by the percipient
scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era -
a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society,
and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.
- Jinato Hu

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic
that likes to make easy things difficult.
- Warren Buffett

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent
and universal human characteristic which becomes more
or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
- Simone Weil

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision
which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
- Henri Matisse

Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic
way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
- Janet Malcolm

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism.
This is still spreading, affecting new communities,
more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
- Emily Greene Balch

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism,
displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis

For the source of any characteristic so widespread
and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must
go back to the very beginning of the human race.
- Ellsworth Huntington

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic
and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us,
no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
- Henri Bergson

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics
of reproduction are so vastly improved,
there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

Certain characteristic properties of elements can be
foretold from their atomic weights.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,
because it is his natural characteristic,
so the artist works.
- Alma Gluck

At first acoustics attributed to the different sounds
only a limited number of characteristic features.
- Roman Jakobson

The medieval hall house was very primitive when it
became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
- Stephen Gardiner

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you.
I believe the greatest characteristic of genius,
is, above all, force.
- Gustave Flaubert

Identity in the form of continuity of personality is
an extremely important characteristic of the individual.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to
choose some one important object,
and pursue it for life.
- Anna Letitia Barbauld

Oppression is something that one group of people commits
against another group specifically because of a threatening
characteristic shared by the latter group.
- Robin Morgan

One characteristic of winners is they always look upon
themselves as a do it yourself project.
- Denis Waitley

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
- Emma Bonino

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
- Henry Fielding

On the contrary, the characteristic element of the
present situation is that economic questions have finally
and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
- Arthur Henderson

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit,
deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman

If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand
as a synthesizer on its own,
it needs to develop a more characteristic sound;
I don' think it's gotten there yet.
- Andy Summers

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women.
Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
- Brian Tracy

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style
that is characteristic of scientists.
However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if
someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

A characteristic of older folksongs,
in most cases,
is that we don't know their composers or authors.
Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind.
They were passed down by word of mouth,
from generation to generation.
- Tom Glazer

The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality:
it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever;
it also applies to all territories,
whatever their economic or political regime.
- Rene Cassin

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common:
it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the
major anxiety of their people in their time.
This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is characteristic that this should take place just
when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter,
that technically and economically we have left the
territorial state behind us.
- Christian Lous Lange

The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind,
knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance
to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

In a government whose distinguishing characteristic
should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits
and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented
at the expense of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White
House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations.
Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility
but incredible authority is one of the reasons we're now in so much trouble.
- Stuart Symington

In order to fully realise our aspirations,
we must create in the masses of the people the sense
of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic
of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain.
- Frederica Montseny

Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual
interdependence created through the development of
the modern media of communication:
post,
telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
- Christian Lous Lange

For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit
light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency -
their familiar characteristic spectra -
and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves
only from accelerated electric quanta.
- Johannes Stark

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic;
powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks.
They are also a means to terrible destruction in the
hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man
that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and
make a decision about them.
The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives
they have not chosen themselves.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There are many qualities that make a great leader.
But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with
them through popular and unpopular times,
is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
- Rudy Giuliani

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
which rests wholly upon yourself.
- Sidney Lanier

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau


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