Capricorn is one of the most intriguing of the 12 astrological signs. The mythological half-goat, half-fish symbol is 10th in the zodiac and represents those born, roughly, between December 22 and January 19. This earth sign is ruled by Saturn, the planet associated with responsibility and discipline, according to astrological beliefs, so it’s no surprise that Capricorns are uniquely focused, making for some of the most ambitious and hardworking people you’ll meet.
As with every sign, there are both positive and negative characteristics associated with Capricorns. They’re not only steadfast in their work ethic, but also in their loyalty and resilience. But some of their best traits can be a double-edged sword: Capricorns have a tendency to be practical to a fault, and their unrivaled ambition means they may be workaholics, sometimes as a means of fulfilling their materialistic desires.
Of course, it’s not as easy as it seems to pin down the steely Cappy, and the phrase “still waters run deep” can often apply. Despite being so work-focused, they’re often dedicated homebodies, and yet lurking under the surface is usually a secret social butterfly. Here, we’ve collected 17 quotes that speak to the many attributes of the compelling Capricorn.
I very seldom compromise. I am a Capricorn.
— Carolina Herrera, fashion designer
Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
— Michelle Obama
I never understood the idea that you’re supposed to mellow as you get older. Slowing down isn’t something I relate to at all. The goal is to continue in good and bad, all of it.
— Diane Keaton
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
— Dolly Parton
I'm a Capricorn, and they flower late.
— Marianne Faithfull, singer
I’m going to be the best me, do the best job that I can do, so at the end of the day I don’t have regrets.
— Gayle King
Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
— Harrington Emerson, industrial engineer
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
— Albert Einstein
You don’t just luck into integrity. You work at it.
— Betty White
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
— Samuel Johnson, author
His home, the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
— James Montgomery, musician
Civilized pleasures give meaning to life.
— Barbara Taylor Bradford, novelist
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
— J.R.R. Tolkien
It is better to be faithful than famous.
— Theodore Roosevelt
I’m not that much of a serious person. I’m a Capricorn. I just get on with it.
— FKA Twigs, singer-songwriter
All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.
— Abraham Lincoln
Yes, I'm a typical Capricorn. I'm hardworking, loyal, sometimes stubborn, and I don't believe in astrology.
— Jonah Peretti, entrepreneur
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