„As the quality of water changes with the nature of the soil;
So will a man’s reason vary with the quality of his friends.“

—  Tiruvalluvar, Tirukkural, Verse XLVI.2

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„The facts of man's history do not fully represent the faculties of his nature as the history of matter represents the qualities of matter.“

—  Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
Ten Sermons of Religion (1853), III : Of Justice and the Conscience https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ten_Sermons_of_Religion/Of_Justice_and_the_Conscience, Context: The facts of man's history do not fully represent the faculties of his nature as the history of matter represents the qualities of matter. Man, though finite, is indefinitely progressive, continually unfolding the qualities of his nature; his history, therefore, is not the whole book of man, but only the portion thereof which has been opened and publicly read. So the history of man never completely represents his nature; and a law derived merely from the facts of observation by no means describes the normal rule of action which belongs to his nature. The laws of matter are known to us because they are kept; there the ideal and actual are the same; but man has in his nature a rule of conduct higher than what he has come up to, — an ideal of nature which shames his actual of history. Observation and reflection only give us the actual of morals; conscience, by gradual and successive intuition, presents us the ideal of morals.

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Ludovico Ariosto photo

„Such fire was not by water to be drowned,
Nor he his nature changed by changing ground.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto Italian poet 1474 - 1533
Orlando Furioso (1532), Né spegner può, per starne l'acqua, il fuoco, Né può stato mutar, per mutar loco. Canto XXVIII, stanza 89 (tr. W. S. Rose)

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell photo

„No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one.“

—  Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell senior officer of the British Army 1883 - 1950
"Generals and Generalship" (1939), I – The Good General.

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Philip B. Crosby photo

„Improving quality requires a culture change, not just a new diet.“

—  Philip B. Crosby Quality guru 1926 - 2001
Philip B. Crosby (1989), Let's Talk Quality: 96 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Phil Crosby, p. 47

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Robert M. Pirsig photo

„To an experienced Zen Buddhist, asking if one believes in Zen or one believes in the Buddha, sounds a little ludicrous, like asking if one believes in air or water. Similarly Quality is not something you believe in, Quality is something you experience.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig American writer and philosopher 1928
Disputed, This appears in what could be either a paraphrase, a quote, or a re-translation of Pirsig in My Mercedes Is Not for Sale : From Amsterdam to Ouagadougou : An Auto-misadventure Across the Sahara (2006) by Jeroen van Bergeijk, in a 2008 translation books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=pIOcbS2Pl8kC&pg=PA26; Dutch original: books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=4zIzAgAAQBAJ&q=geoefende.

Taylor Caldwell photo

„Man’s ideas change, but not his inherent nature.“

—  Taylor Caldwell Novelist 1900 - 1985
1970s-, Context: We, perhaps, have corrupted our children and our grandchildren by heedless affluence, by a lack of manliness, by giving the younger generation more money and liberty than their youth can handle, by indoctrinating them with sinister ideologies and false values, by permitting them, as young children, to indulge themselves in imprudence to superiors and defiance of duly constituted authority, by lack of prudent, swift punishment when the transgressed, by coddling and pampering them when they were children and protecting them from a very dangerous world — which always was and always will be. We gave them no moral arms, no spiritual armor. In reality.... the nature of human beings never changes; it is immutable. The present generation of children and the present generation of young adults from the age of thirteen to eighteen is, therefore, no different from that of their great-great-grandparents. Political fads come and go; theories rise and fall; the scientific ‘truth’ of today becomes the discarded error of tomorrow. Man’s ideas change, but not his inherent nature. That remains. So, if the children are monstrous today – even criminal – it is not because their natures have become polluted, but because they have not been taught better, nor disciplined. On Growing Up Tough (1970), "The Purple Lodge & The Hippies"

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