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Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground. [Frank Lloyd Wright]

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. [Albert Einstein]

Many think that stupidity and flaws are entertaining, but it is not really so.

A ruse - its usefulness depends on the defective character of the user.

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. [George Washington]

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die. [Niels Bohr]

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. [Thomas Paine]

Children must at least in part look after their own upbringing . . . some forming of their character lies in their own hands.

Foundation stones for balanced success are honesty, integrity, and decency, and not going too far.

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