Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man’s skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example.
By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It’s an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar.
We don’t love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities.
I think the qualities I look for in a girl I’d like to be my girlfriend would be the way Lindsay’s character is before she becomes a plastic. Very real.
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds – habits and novelty.
The beauty of a face is not a separate quality but a relation or proportion of qualities to each other.
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures – be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.