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"Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society." - James Madison

"Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS..." - Thomas Paine

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character." - Julie Bishop

"...one exploiting sect, one people of leeches, one single devouring parasite closely and intimately bound together not only across national boundaries, but also across all divergences of political opinion ... [Jews have] that mercantile passion which constitutes one of the principle traits of their national character" - Mikhail Bakunin

"America has always welcomed anyone willing to assimilate to its national character. But radical Islam rejects assimilation and is bent on the conquest of our national character." - Nancy Pearcey

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions - those institutions we proudly called the American way of life." - Douglas Macarthur

"I believe [the Department of Energy] should be judged not by the money we direct to a particular State or district, company, university or national lab, but by the character of our decisions. The Department of Energy serves the country as a Department of Science, a Department of Innovation, and a Department of Nuclear Security." - Steven Chu

"I've just always had a personal fascination with the myth of Abraham Lincoln. And once you start to read about him and the Civil War and everything leading up to the Civil War, you start to understand that the myth is created when we think we understand a character and we reduce him to a kind of cultural national stereotype." - Steven Spielberg

"There is no legislation-I care not what it is-tariff, railroads, corporations, or of a general political character, that all equals in importance the putting of our banking and currency system on the sound basis proposed in the National Monetary Commission plan." - William Howard Taft

"I don't really like discussions about a supposed Russian national character." - Garry Kasparov

"Intolerance of dissent is a well-noted feature of the American national character." - J William Fulbright

"Of course, no religious test for the presidency - every faith adds to our national character." - Benjamin Carson

"The love for our native land strengthens our individual and national character." - Alexander Hamilton

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded." - Roger Babson

"Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities." - George F Kennan

"Football doesn't build character, it reveals character." - Marv Levy

"Those concerns of a national character-such as air and water pollution that do not respect state boundaries, or the national transportation system, or efforts to safeguard your civil liberties-must, of course, be handled on the national level." - Ronald Reagan

"The crime of ingratitude has not yet stained, and I trust never will stain, our national character. You are considered by them as not only having rendered important service in our own revolution, but as being, on a more extended scale, the friend of human rights, and able advocate of public liberty. To the welfare of Thomas Paine, the Americas are not, nor can they be, indifferent." - James Monroe

"National character cannot be built by law. It is the sum of the moral fiber of its individuals." - Herbert Hoover

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"Character comes before scholarship." - Margaret Ayer Barnes

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"You cannot have good architecture merely by asking people's advice on occasion. All good architecture is the expression of national life and character; and it is produced by a prevalent and eager national taste, or desire for beauty." - John Ruskin

"Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based." - Christian Lous Lange

"From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character." - Bill Frist

"Character is ethics in action." - Michael Josephson

"Have character, don't be one." - Don Meyer

"Character demonstrates itself in trifles." - Louise Imogen Guiney

"Character is the best security." - Margaret Ayer Barnes

"Character makes its own destiny." - Rosa Campbell Praed

"plot is character in action." - Maren Elwood

"Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war." - George Washington

"Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit." - Richard M. Nixon

"Sometimes one has the feeling of an almost supernatural character to the shifts and changes in our national mood. They appear beyond the prose of cause and effect ..." - Elizabeth Hardwick

"The national security issues are a really good window into the character of the person that somebody wants to have as commander in chief." - Tim Kaine

"Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit." - Richard Nixon

"Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth." - Irving Langmuir

"It is not possible to conceive a democratic Guatemala, free and independent, without the indigenous identity shaping its character into all aspects of national existence." - Rigoberta Menchu

"The English have always been greedy for news of times past, with that mixture of fatalism and melancholy which is part of the national character." - Peter Ackroyd

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people." - Ibrahim Babangida

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Friedrich Schlegel

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution." - Phil Karn

"Legalized abortion is a national holocaust; an affront to our national character; a contradiction of established principles subscribed to from the beginning of Western Civilization; an insult to the principles of our Declaration of Independence; a bane of our national spirit; and a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God." - Chuck Baldwin

"A character standard is far more important than even a gold standard. The success of all economic systems is still dependent upon both righteous leaders and righteous people. In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded." - Roger Babson

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"I stress character, character, character." - Maurice Sendak

"But rules cannot substitute for character." - Alan Greenspan

"The force of character is cumulative." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hire for character, train for skills." - Michael Josephson

"Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it." - Ernie Banks

"Success builds character, failure reveals it." - Dave Checketts

"The history of mankind is his character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Character is determined by choice, not opinion." - Aristotle

"It is ultimately character that underwrites art." - Anne Truitt

"Im a pretty good judge of character." - Ed Weeks

"Nothing teaches character better than generosity." - Jim Rohn

"Freedom and independence form my character." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"To know a people's character, we must see it at its homes, and look chiefly to the humbler abodes where that portion of the people dwells which makes the broad basis of the national prosperity." - Lajos Kossuth

"The political truths declared in that solemn manner acquire by degrees the character of fundamental maxims of free Government, and as they become incorporated with national sentiment, counteract the impulses of interest and passion." - James Madison

"He was the strangest of all our national sports idols. But not even his disagreeable character could destroy the image of his greatness as a ballplayer. Ty Cobb was the best. That seemed to be all he wanted." - Jimmy Cannon

"Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success; and it is by that experience of all fortunes and all feelings that a great national character is created." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Honestly, happy. This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself." - Carrie Prejean

"It is amazing to me that we allow so many people with so little proven character to set our national policy on issues that will ultimately be paid for by the rest of us." - Larry Burkett

"The media already attempts to assassinate my character in Scotland when I'm there, so my position is much more effective if I'm outside Scotland and am part of the voice of what the Scottish National Party is about." - Sean Connery

"A nation's greatness is measured not just by its gross national product or military power, but by the strength of its devotion to the principles and values that bind its people and define their character." - Ronald Reagan

"In the 1960s, The National Education Association changed its character. The NEA changed into a union. And from that point on you can see deterioration in the quality of schooling in the United States." - Milton Friedman

"There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes." - Evan Parker

"As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?" - Alexis De Tocqueville

"National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I'm happier not pretending I know anything about El Cid in Spain. He's a Spanish national hero. I'd rather invent a character inspired by him but clearly not identical to him. And then I feel liberated creatively." - Guy Gavriel Kay

"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I - and there are hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who felt on this subject as I do - have always liked my Celtic countrymen and disliked the English nation; it is a national trait of character, and I cannot help it." - Douglas Hyde

"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character." - P J Orourke

"When I look back at my childhood on the Ayrshire coast, I recall a basic devotion to the idea that human nature and national character are as unknowable as the weather's rationale." - Andrew Ohagan

"We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it." - George Washington

"But what must be the character of that policy, which aims at national prosperity through the impoverishment of a large proportion of the home producers, with a view to supply foreigners at a cheaper rate, and give them all the benefit of the national privation and self denial?" - Jean-Baptiste Say

"But what must be the character of that policy, which aims at national prosperity through the impoverishment of a large proportion of the home producers, with a view to supply foreigners at a cheaper rate, and give them all the benifet of the national privation and self denial?" - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Never does a man portray his character more vividly than when proclaiming the character of another." - Winston Churchill

"Human character evermore publishes itself. The most fugitive deed and word, the intimated purpose, express character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Look for players with character and ability. But remember, character comes first." - Joe Gibbs

"As long as a character doesnt die, the character can always come back." - Cote De Pablo

"Don't write about a character. Become that character, and then write your story." - Ethan Canin

"Character calls forth character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The true key to the declension of the Roman empire - which is not to be found in all Gibbon's immense work - may be stated in two words: - the imperial character overlaying, and finally destroying, the national character. Rome under Trajan was an empire without a nation." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself." - Benjamin Robbins Curtis

"The true key to the declension of the Roman empire which is not to be found in all Gibbon 's immense work may be stated in two words: the imperial character overlaying, and finally destroying, the national character. Rome under Trajan was an empire without a nation." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"And now, in the interest of equal time, here is a message from the National" - George Carlin

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"For national and social disasters, for moral and financial evils, the cure begins in the Household." - Julia McNair Wright

"I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism." - Cintra Wilson

"The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men." - Tony Evans

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Happiness is not the end of life: character is." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Character is the only secure foundation of the state." - Calvin Coolidge

"In friendship similarity of character has more weight than kinship." - Cornelius Nepos

"Spirituality is based on development of character and philosophy." - Radhanath Swami

"We will win with character, not with characters." - Bob Weltlich

"Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Our true character comes out in the way we pray." - Oswald Chambers

"Character is what you do when no one is watching." - Paul Rabil

"Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character." - Brian Tracy

"The victories of character are instant, and victories for all." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A nation's institutions and beliefs are determined by it's character." - Herbert Spencer

"Persistence is the great measure of individual human character." - Brian Tracy

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits." - Stephen Covey

"Trust in the inexhaustible character of the murmur." - Andre Breton

"Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality." - Camille Paglia

"Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him." - J. G. Holland

"Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect." - Nancy Kress

"Keep your character several steps ahead of your talent" - Jeff Henderson

"Power is a test - the test - of character." - Evalyn Walsh McLean

"We discover our character through decisions under pressure." - Dan Millman

"Minho looks like a main character of a manga." - Onew

"Knowledge earns you power, character earns you respect." - Bruce Lee

"If you have no enemies, you have no character." - Paul Newman

"We do not need more knowledge, we need more character!" - Calvin Coolidge

"In describing someone's character, I reveal my own." - Mason Cooley

"That's what character is, it's in the trying." - Eric Taylor

"The way you make an omelet reveals your character." - Anthony Bourdain

"We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles." - Stephen Covey

"Christian obedience, by its very nature, has a heroic character." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"Character is a wish for a perfect education." - Novalis

"A nation has character only when it is free." - Madame De Stael

"Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him." - Proverbs



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