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Quotations about human character

Ralph Waldo Emerson – What lies within

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Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson   (1803-1882)

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Marilyn Monroe – I’ve let people fool themselves

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Marilyn MonroeThe truth is I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them and fooling them.

Marilyn Monroe   (1926-1962)

Michel de Montaigne – Courtesy is a science of the highest importance

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Michel de MontaigneCourtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is, like grace and beauty in the body, which charm at first sight, and lead on to further intimacy and friendship, opening a door that we may derive instruction from the example of others, and at the same time enabling us to benefit them by our example, if there be anything in our character worthy of imitation.

Michel de Montaigne