quote by William Shakespeare

Have more than you show, Speak less than you know.

— William Shakespeare

Controversy Demeanor quotations

She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a Flamingo.

I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process.

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.

True men" ... are strong willed, have dignity in their demeanor, serenity in their expression. They are cool like autumn, warm like spring. Their passions arise like the four seasons, in harmony with the ten thousand creatures, and no one knows their limits.


Let us not demeanor or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging,. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person's confidence through careless words. or actions.

Too often we judge people based on our own backgrounds and experiences, but when you understand people's stories, it's easier to understand their demeanor.

A cheerful demeanor makes brighter the day; as the sun, chasing darkness and sorrow away.

The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor. Her manners had been imposed upon her ... her eyes were her own.

I used to break a lot of clubs. I probably was a little different than your average junior player. I did have a lot longer hair and a lot more brown hair. But my demeanor, you know, really from maybe my second, third year on Tour, has gotten a lot more even keel.


A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have.

To how many blockheads of my time has a cold and taciturn demeanor procured the credit of prudence and capacity!

What is wanted for the nonce is, that folks should be as agreeable as possible in conversation and demeanor; so that good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in societ.

Manners are manners. Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase have no respect. I don't want my kid seeing Nastase play. The demeanor you show on the court is important to tennis.... Maybe we (yesterday's stars) were too stereotyped. But we were told to behave or they'd take our racket away.

A man that is well ordered in his soul needeth little the unkind demeanor of worldly people nor yet their proud behavior.


I think today's athletes generally are spoiled by what's happened to salaries, but I also think that golfers have maintained the best demeanor of any sport.

I'm actually as common as mud. I'm not particularly well read, or bred. But the way I look... I seem to have this sort of 'aristocratic' demeanor.

When a player keeps a calm demeanor on the court, it's easier for his ability to shine. The best response to an opposing player's physical or psychological tactics is to keep cool and come right back at him with the force of your game, not your fists. Revenge is always sweeter if your team wins the game.

The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does.

I use innocence in my demeanor like a Venus flytrap.


The sociopaths - that's the real problem.

The whole street demeanor is about pretending to be a sociopath as well so that the real ones can't find you.

The best idea ever thought of in the history of humanity is useless unless someone communicates it. It will die in the test tube. And in our case, what we're communicating here to people is not necessarily something they want to hear. And so, our demeanor - how we deliver this message - takes on crucial, crucial importance.

She boasted the general battle-ax demeanor of an especially strict governess.

This was the kind of woman who took her tea black, smoked cigars after midnight, played a mean game of cribbage, and kept a bevy of repulsive little dogs. Alexia liked her immediately.

I think it is one of the most extraordinary elections, a turning point for our country and for the world. That remarkable young man [Barack Obama] has kept his demeanor, kept his temperament and has shown a power to inspire. I see what energy that he has inspired among the young. Well, it inspires us old goats too.

If you look at me in 'Ride Along,' even though I'm playing two different characters, my demeanor and my tone were not aggressive.


A modest demeanor arouses thoughts of seduction.

What all this posturing and fake glamor results in is a vast detachment and cynicism on the part of the artists. Since it's impossible to have respect for an audience that'll take just about anything you care to dish out, and the impassive demeanor is so central to the role, a general numbnose is all that can be expected.

Culture is very important to the Mavs.

... It isn't about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings.

Heather is the first interviewer to have ever caught me off guard.

She has a razor sharp mind and a demeanor that could make her the next Barbara Walters.

She's learned to listen more and improve different aspects of her game.

I'm most proud that she's improved her sportsmanship, her demeanor on the field. She's still working on leadership and that's improving.


Their demeanor is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive.

I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment.

It crosses my mind that Cinna's calm and normal demeanor masks a complete madman.

In the natural world, beautiful usually means deadly.

Beautiful with a casual demeanor always means deadly.

Women who are the least bashful are not unfrequently the most modest;

and we are never more deceived than when we would infer any laxity of principle from that freedom of demeanor which often arises from a total ignorance of vice.

There is a mean streak to authentic self-control.

Underneath what seems to be the placid demeanor of those who are not ruled by their desires is the heart of a warrior. Self control is not for the timid. When we want to grow in it, not only do we nurture an exuberance for Jesus Christ, we also demand of ourselves a hatred for sin.

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