Quotes with quality
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
August 1914 is the axial date in modern Western history, and once past it we are directly confronted with the present-day world. The sense of power over the material universe with which modern man emerged, as we have seen, from the Middle Ages, changed on that date into the opposite: a sense of weakness and dereliction before the whirlwind that man is able to unleash but not to control. That feeling of danger has persisted and grown stronger, and our generation knows it as uncanny awareness of the explosive quality of man's secular powers -- and now, alas, with the possession of atomic weapons, the word must be taken literally.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one.
Lectures to Young Men: On Various Important Subjects (1856)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
There is one quality that characterizes all of us who deal with the sciences of the earth and its life -- we are never bored. We can't be. Every mystery solved brings us to the threshold of a greater one.
From a speech Rachel Carson gave in 1954.
A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.
Songs of the Soul (1971)
I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, nor fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing.
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
First published in the "Roger Ebert's Journal" column (19 May 2010)
I didn't say this is going to make me famous or this is going to come out the way it did. It just happened that the public happened to appreciate the satirical quality of these crazy things.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
There’s a strange quality in stop-motion photography, like in ‘King Kong,’ that adds to the fantasy, If you make things too real, sometimes you bring it down to the mundane.
Interview in 2006
The image is to be seized without hesitation, so that the representation does not suffer. If the ink is too rich, it loses its expressive quality; if too weak in tone, it fails to achieve a proper vigour.
It's shape is aggressively female - a quality that in merchandise, as in life, sometime transcends functionalism.
About the Coca-Cola bottle shape
Between two products equal in price, function and quality, the one with the most attractive exterior will win.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Grit is a permanent, solid quality, which enters into the very structure, the very tissues of the constitution.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that.
The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner.
Penetration has an air of divination; it pleases our vanity more than any other quality of the mind.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
Wisdom is corrupted by ambition, even when the quality of the ambition is intellectual. For ambition, even of this quality, is but a form of self-love…
Notes from Life (1853)
At American weddings, the quality of the food is inversely proportional to the social position of the bride and groom.