Quotation Explorer - 'Character'

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock. - Charles Simmons
Character built out of restrictions and boundaries can be deceiving.Be aware! - Mehnaz Ansari
If a railroad is bent, the train shall turn over; if a man’s character is bent, he shall turn over just like that train. - Mehmet Murat ildan
You can’t repair character flaws with positive social media posts - Bernard Kelvin Clive
A leader’s skills take him to people, but his character brings people to him. - Israelmore Ayivor
Reputation is made in a moment; Character is built over a lifetime. - Elizabeth George
It is not the Church name that matters, but a Christ like character from every Christian that makes a difference. - Gugu Mona
Absolute power doesn't corrupt, but rather, reveals character. - Orrin Woodward
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies. - Lord Chesterfield
Your responsibility is to not question God’s actions or what looks like a lack of action. Your obligation is to count on God’s character. - Jim George
As it turns out, Plutarch, consciously or unconsciously, touched on a truth that most of us feel, but rarely meditate upon: the little things in behaviour are the door not only to the real character of people but also to their soul. - Nicos Hadjicostis
A person empowers oneself with a wisdom light by own tendency to Speak or Write consistently that which is Right, and that only offers him a third Eyesight to see the true colour of the supporting people's character in Black and White. - Anuj Somany
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted
A homely face does not guarantee a homely character. Appearance is the body, character is the spirit, and the soul bears the most vital qualities. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When both you and your spouse actively focus on developing godly character qualities, the foundation of your marriage will be twice as strong. - Elizabeth George
I don't mean to step on anyone's toes, and I don't mean to seem arrogant, but if you want to be foreverly remembered as anything great you have to live your life alone, hated, ignored, and character assassinated, and if you believe this to be true than you truely are a hater. - B.L. Kennison
Giving style to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In the course of our journey leading to Consciousness, our objective should not be creating a positive character, and thus a pleasant scenario, but finding the Existence behind every scenario. - Frank Wanderer
To impart a moral responsibility to exercise fairness in leadership builds greater leaders of strong character. - Wayne Chirisa
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Edna O'Brien
There was something appealing in thinking of a character with a secret life that her author knew nothing about. Slipping off while the author's back was turned, to find love in her own way. Showing up just in time to deliver the next bit of dialogue with an innocent face. - Karen Joy Fowler
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. - Ronald Reagan
The virtues of character, behavioural patterns determine how great a nation and people are. - Sunday Adelaja
A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It's the testing point of our character and competence. - Stephen R. Covey
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing
Religious devotion is for the individual. Character is for all. There is no loss if there is no devotion. Everything is lost if there is no character. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of children tends toward the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou
Dissolute conduct corrupts good character. - Lailah Gifty Akita
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. - Grenville Kleiser
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Life is like a painting you reflect the image based on your feeling, emotion, character, attitude and how you made it. - Daniel Habil
Be strong. It is our adversity that leads us to our character. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
Vision and purpose fix our character. - Kishore Bansal
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. - David O. McKay
An abuser isn't abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That's what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult. - Miya Yamanouchi
Thought creates character. - Annie Bessant
110, 111 whatever it takes!"Michael Keaton character in Mr. Mom - Mark Buff
A writer has to have an imagination- that's what makes a writer. She has to be able to put herself imaginatively in the position of whatever character she selects. - Wyketha K Parkman
As the caterpillar undergoes transformation and emerges as a butterfly; likewise, character undergoes transformation through experiences, aspirations and beliefs. How will you emerge? - Lorna Jackie Wilson
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
Knowing why you are is your purpose.Knowing who you are is your style.Knowing what you are is your character - Debasish Mridha
Even the most beautiful girl in the world becomes unsightly without depth of character. - Ken Poirot
We’ve yet to comprehend the impervious reality that to gain ‘life’ we have to do the most scandalous thing imaginable, and that is to work ‘against’ the whole of our humanity and give everything away. And yet to give everything away is to work ‘with’ the whole of God’s character. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don't do the right thing for the wrong reasons. It is the "why" that keeps us committed to our choices and defines our character. - Shannon L. Alder
Words reveal your beliefs and intentions. Actions reveal your character. When they are in alignment, they reveal your greatest life. - Steve Maraboli
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it. - Francis Thompson
Most people are not so stupid to be not able to differentiate eventually between the right and the wrong individual , but it is only the foolish person who continues to misguide oneself solely as if s/he has not been caught as who s/he is as true character. - Anuj Somany
It is only when one is under extreme duress that one's true character is revealed. - Christopher Earle
Wealth in money, mineral resources are not the real wealth. The true wealth of nation is the character of her people. - Sunday Adelaja
The character to follow thru on commitments made to others is built by following thru on commitments made to self. - Orrin Woodward
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness. - William Hazlitt
You can discover a person's true character by examining how their actions align with their words. - Janice Anderson
How you react doesn’t tell a person about your character, as much as it does your fear or God's fire. Which is it? - Shannon L. Alder
I used to take my morning tea at her kiosk and I took an interest in what she was doing. I later learnt she was taking care of her grandchildren. Sadly, she was taken ill and had to close her nylon-walled smoky shack. But all the wit and cunning of the character came from her. - Stanley Gazemba
There's a rule in acting called, "Don't play the result." If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there. Play each scene and each beat as it comes. And that's what you do in life: You don't play the result. - Michael J. Fox
Good is good and bad is bad, and nowhere is the difference between good and bad so wide and so fateful as in human character. For character makes destiny in the individual and in the race. - Edward O. Sisson
You speak of the good conduct of your ancestors. As your own conduct is under discussion, and not theirs, I cannot see how their former good character can at all serve your present purpose. Fortunately for our country, every man stands upon his own merit. - Stephen Decatur
Character is plot, plot is character. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Anyone that has character leaves a mark on another. Would you like to leave the world without making a ripple? - Nora Roberts
A man's character is his guardian divinity. - Heraclitus
Being another character is more interesting than being yourself.
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Jane Yolen
People who have character follow through. They don't lie to themselves or anyone else. They don't start something, ten give up because it's "hard." People of character set a goal and stick to it. - Nancy S. Mure
Strength of character comes from being hit by stray verbal stones, while protecting discarded ciphers in the snow. - Shannon L. Alder
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt
Don't apologize for expressing passion.Don't back down when it comes to your integrity.Don't let anyone undermine your standards for the sake of ease.Be a character of excellence, NOT excuses. - Janna Cachola
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. - Cicero
Sometimes being an actor is like being some kind of detective where you're on the search for a secret that will unlock the character. - Philip Seymour Hoffman
The features of character are carved out of adversity. - Rick Barnett
I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while! Bill Murray character in Cadyshack - Mark Buff
Actions are based on attitues but behaviours based on character - pavankumar nagaraj
I’m a blank canvas that I can paint however I desire. For the first time ever, I get to be the character in my own fantasy land. - E.K. Blair
Goodness without knowledge... is weak and feeble, yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.... Both united form the noblest character and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind. Many men went a walking and many crippled men, did not. - John Phillips
Religion is the biggest drama, the man has ever written and the God is the best character, the man has ever played that people are still applauding for _Idiotneil - Neil Jain
True beauty is a beautiful character shinning through. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Property may be destroyed and money may lose it's purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge, and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
Character is a course, finish it. - Mac Canoza
The only real possession you'll ever have is your character. - Tom Wolfe
A good character is not only about the good person people know you to be. Your ability to tell the truth about how bad you had been is also a good character. - Israelmore Ayivor
Reputation is an invisible force that works for or against you based on the efforts you put to persevere building your character - Hiyamedia
You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. - Paul McCartney
It is not what a man gets, But what a man is,That he should think of.He should first think of his character,And then of his condition.He that has character need have no fear of his condition.Character will draw condition after it. - H.W. Beecher (1813-1887)
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank
Your character is a reflection of your thoughts. - Unarine Ramaru
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character. - Woodrow Wilson
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success. - Og Mandino
The peculiar striations that define someone's personality are too numerous to know, no matter how close the observer. A person we think we know can suddenly become someone else when previously hidden strands of his character are called to the fore by circumstance. - Elliot Perlman
It might not be about perfection. Rather, it may be that that which is imperfect is that which has the most character. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Opposites attract only in non-living things like seen in a positively-charged cation and negatively-charged anion; but in a living beings, the attraction is ONLY seen in between the same/similar character, positive or negative, people. - Anuj Somany
Although it's good to have talent, character is so much important because bad character is an enemy for great talent. - Gugu Mona
Writing is lonely. Until that moment you write your first character and suddenly you have company. - Eliza Green
I don't know do I exist?I'm two different characters, DeYtH Banger isn't even and my name it was a character created by me. But who am I??Can I use the word "I"?, who is "I". You use "I", he use this word and she use this word, but who is "I"? - Deyth Banger
Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practised in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments. - M.A.Kelty
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
Our failures make us who we are; they build our character, we are defined by what we do with them, and how we respond to adversity. Without failure there is no growth, no striving for better, no adjusting, or dusting yourself off to try again. - J.W. Lord
We could have been the greatest love story ever told.If only you'd stayed in character. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
I don't care what people say about how I look or even their opinion on my relationship. But the moment you judge my character is when we have a problem. - Rachelle Friedman
Make no mistake. You are your most important critic and your conscience your most important judge of character. - Denis Waitley
Writing is just building a new world one character, one place, one maniac at a time. - Carla H. Krueger
This world is a favourite movie to God, made by God and life is the main character of that movie. - iqra iqbal
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. - James A. Froude
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character. - Henry David Thoreau
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and Integrity opens the door. Your character allows others to see you for who you truly are. Make your first impression a lasting impression. Ironically it may be your last impression - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Your character is a blueprint of who you are. People access and determine your pre-qualifications, assents and mode of thinking through the character you cough out. - Prince Akwarandu
Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The only fear that builds character, is the fear of God. - Anthony Liccione
Talent develops in tranquility, character in the full current of human life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. - Albert Einstein
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. - Jean de la Bruyere
She built her character with the adversity she had faced, so she could live the best of her life for the rest of life. - Nikki Rowe
Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion. - Mollie Marti
It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does. - William Faulkner
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him. - William Carleton
Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character. - Harry Truman
A man who is good from docility, and not from stern self-control, has no character. - Henry Hazlitt
Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. - Alan Armstrong
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. - Charlotte Eriksson
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln
Work on your character, let life fall into place. - Sonia Rumzi
Character is not made by crisis. It is only exhibited. - Robert Freeman
Character is much easier kept than recovered. - Thomas Paine
WIDOW, n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character. - Ambrose Bierce
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character. - James Russell Lowell
Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by,and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught. - J.C. Watts Jr.
Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction. - Christian Baloga
You wanna respect???- I don't see you to show it... if you show it I will respect you as a character. - Deyth Banger
Character is the main object of education. - Mary Wooley
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. - Clarence Day Jr.
If you don't like your own character there may be a new one ready-made and waiting for you. The snake sheds its skin with impunity, relying on the same nature which you rely on.
It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it. - Shannon L. Alder
As an author, I breathe life into each and every character within the stories that I write. But it is the reader who gives them their souls. - Scott Borgman
Beginnings are so important. Just finding that right moment to introduce this character, this world, it’s everything. - Aryn Kyle
Yeah 220, 221 whatever it takes!" Michael Keaton character in "Mr. Mom - Mark Buff
Horror is a situation, not a character, no matter how evil one may be. - Rachel Deering
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Character built out of restrictions and boundaries can be deceiving. Be aware!! - Mehnaz Ansari
Standard is not the money you have nor the creed you belong to ,truly IT IS CHARACTER...... - Zainab Asif
The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Character is formed out of those small decisions taken for granted - Luthando Daniels
Don't bother about your looks, just bother about your character - Yash Bansal
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
Yeah, episodic doesn't work. Your coolest character needs something big and meaningful to do. Otherwise, well, it's just narrative shit. - Don Roff
Character is how you treat people who can't do anything for you in return.Integrity is how you act when you think nobody is looking. - Thea Nishimori
The Christian life means putting off the character of the world and putting on the character of Christ. - Jim George
Oh, mercy, there is nothing monstrously ugly about you. Ruth may be unpleasing, but you are merely plain. If anything, it's my beauty that's monstrous, for it sweeps away any other aspect of my character. - Gregory Maguire
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It is the character of lived experience I want to explore, not the nature of man. - Michael James Jackson
Let's be private... I am different character and DeYtH is different as character. - Deyth Banger
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. - Malcolm Forbes
Character builds on characters. Very few can recognised them as a character, others should look for it until they get one. - Vikram Roy
Engaging solely to validate your opinion takes away from the character building process. - Unarine Ramaru
Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people whom you come in contact everyday. - Orison Swett Marden
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife. - Cyril Connolly
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis. - Anonymous
Character is less about what we do wrong And All about what we make right.... - Navonne Johns
The Dark Knight 2008, favourite character Joker always in the right face and showing all humans in one character. A character died from characters! - Deyth Banger
As a writer, I demand the right to write any character in the world that I want to write. I demand the right to be them, I demand the right to think them and I demand the right to tell the truth as I see they are. - Quentin Tarantino
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter. - Paxton Hood
Adversity gives you the opportunity to exhibit godly character. - Jim George
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man -in temperament, character, and capacity - and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
When you die you say "Game Over" and that's all the game is over. You as an actor you die with this character stuff, but a new character is build. - Deyth Banger
Faithfulness and character are noble qualities that God honors. - Jim George
You character and action will reveal your purpose. - Debasish Mridha
Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings. - Joseph Conrad
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only he himself can damage that. His reputations what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity
Those who have anger, they try to take control others with the heat of anger and those who do not have anger are able to take control of others with their strength of character known as sheel. Even it can take control of animals (with it’s strength)!!! - Dada Bhagwan
There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character. - Jon Hunstman
Success corrupts character when a person loses the spirit of thankfulness. - Orrin Woodward
It's rather disconcerting to sit around a table in a critique of someone else's work, only to realize that the antagonist in the story is none other than yourself, and no one present thinks you're a very likable character. - Michelle Richmond
Give me liberty or give me death."[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of .] - Patrick Henry
The Prophet's character was termed tremendous because his concern was for God alone. - Imam Junayd al-Baghdadi
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than any existence of mediocrity. - James Fenimore Cooper
Believe in your character. Animate (or write) with sincerity. - Glen Keane
Seriously, a thirty-something woman shouldn't be daydreaming about a fictional character in a two-hundred-year-old world to the point where it interfered with her very real and much more important life and relationships. Of course she shouldn't. - Shannon Hale
Pleasure and Pain participate equally in mounding character. - Abhijit Naskar
Your good character and attitude should be your message to the world. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
(Kindness) is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen."- (Every Day) - David Levithan
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. - Aeschylus
The arrogance of the human mind is too fragile, as well as the patience of the human character. It is because of that, they fail to see the power of mere observation and systematic analysis. - Lionel Suggs
When I write, I see the character inside out, not outside in. - Debasish Mridha
Humble spirit leads to a noble character. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Even if people say that I don't have a character still I am a well known character. Thanks to all such people for giving me at least some character to begin with. - Amit Abraham
I have to set an example, now more than ever. Facing death is the ultimate test of character. Cmdr. William Riker - Star Trek The Next Generation
Having a relationship with people of questionable character is like playing with a razor blade on your skin, and pretending to observe that it is harmful to your body. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Success is more like a character than financial status - Debasish Mridha
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. - Confucius
The years in captivity fuels character development - Lailah Gifty Akita
Its not the content nor context,rather, its the character that masses heed to. - Arap yegon chitabkoret
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had. - Friedrich Nietzsche
DISSEMBLE, v.i. To put a clean shirt upon the character. Let us dissemble. Adam - Ambrose Bierce
Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.
The ultimate success of a life depends on character and not on achievement. - Debasish Mridha
Things don't make me a person. Character does. - jhinang
Feeble is the character, that bows to inflated ego, arrogance, and whines of affluent, whilst raising itself mercilessly on the humble and underprivileged. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Great men are strong men with great leadership qualities. They inspire others to be loving and caring like themselves. By this their character is made stronger. - Ellen J. Barrier
Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. - Edgar Allan Poe
Strength of character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've broken. - Robert Tew
The world loves talent but pays off on character. - John W. Gardner
Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above. - Diana Rose Morcilla
When you are the central character in a seemingly boiling pit of busy-ness the time will come when the pace of decline cannot be countered. You build yourself the circumstances of ultimate failure by failing to grow, by failing to act on your learnings. - Tony Curl
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man in temperament, character, and capacity and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
The character of good men and women encourage others to want to be better people. - Ellen J. Barrier
Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master. - Richard G. Scott
I don't know who a character is till I look into their eyes. - Luke Taylor
A lake cannot remain stormy for a long time; an ocean cannot remain calm for a long time; everything and everyone cannot behave different from his own character for a long time! - Mehmet Murat ildan
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker. - Plutarch
Action is the pulse of any good story, but the character is the heart. If the action has no consequence to the character, the story loses heart. - Linda W. Yezak
When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies! - Mehmet Murat ildan
One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little - Alexander Chase
However much we stumble, it is a teacher's burden always to hope, that with learning, a boy's character might be changed. And, so, the destiny of a man. - William Hundert - The Emperors Club
A GOOD man values his INTEGRITY and CHARACTER. NEVER deal with one that has no SELF RESPECT! - L. Michelle
Character is doing what you don't want to do, but know you should do. There's plenty of room and company on the broad road, but it's not easy to walk on that narrow path. - Joyce Meyer
Words are the timeless beauties; they tell a thousand stories, deliver your purpose, speak the heart and build character. The play and interaction of words amuse me, hence the power of words is my love. - Sharlene Leong
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath. - Solon
Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle. - Plutarch
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. - Aristotle
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. - Lawrence G. Lovasik
The real dawah to Islam is the character of a Muslim. - Nouman Ali Khan
Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us? - Cornelia Funke
A Man's management of his own purse speaks volumes about character - Thomas Jefferson
You cannot write your character until you know how he or she thinks, until you know what their philosophy is in the world that they occupy. - Don Roff
Consistency builds trust, confidence builds character. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank
It is the 'Teacher', that shapes a novice; not only with his studies, but character too. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Affect the main character or characters and you win the game. - Deyth Banger
Our character develops with endurance of every circumstance. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Decisions of character come from understanding that they are accountable to God only, not to family, spouses, religious leaders, corporations, public opinion or your own ego. - Shannon L. Alder
The best stories are about a character who has a goal or noble quest and goes through hell to get it. Do you have a goal or quest like that in real life? Why not? - Kenneth Wayne Wood
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As a character I am dead, as a writer I am not. - Deyth Banger
There is a very great difference is there not? between the temporal and the eternal judgments, a very great difference between a man's reputation and a man's character, for reputation is what men think and say of us, while character is what God and the angels know of us. - Price Collier
Association with other people corrupts our character; especially when we have none. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Character is a choice whatever the circumstance; In the NRM you can choose to be a Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, an Ofwono Opondo or a Tamale Mirundi. And in the Opposition you can choose to be a Gen. Mugisha Muntu, a Munyagwa or a Kato Lubwama. - Allan Amanyire
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids - Aristotle
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. - George Matthew Adams
The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79. - Douglas Adams
Quality of work is directly related to the quality of a person's character. - Orrin Woodward
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary. - Wilhelm Reich
While one can love an irresponsible friend or a person with character flaws, alliances are built on respect, the responsibilities which arise out of that and knowing that together we can be stronger. - Gisela Hausmann "Naked Determination 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear"
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward. - Henry Ford
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs. - Joan Didion
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character. - Marie Henri Beyle
That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character. - Ayn Rand
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. - Bernard M. Baruch
A writer's duty is to draw a picture that expresses more inner beauty, deeper anxiety, and more complex tragedy than a real character ever can. - Debasish Mridha
When i was younger, one piece of advice from a mentor stuck with me for years...."When shaking someones hand make sure its strong and confident. For 1st impressions last and your character is automatically assumed in that one second of greeting... - Daleen Van Tonder
Sow and act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap destiny.
A great mentor works on your character to be as strong as iron. - JOEL NYARANGI AKOYA
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk. - Charlie Chaplin
He made his character his platform. - H.W. Brands
A man with no enemies is a man with no character. - Paul Newman
Anything done without character can only end in catastrophe. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color. - Ana Monnar
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed. - Henry David Thoreau
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
Our actions, habits, character, and future are most definitely affected by our thoughts. - Elizabeth George
About GreenHollyWood who is this character?? My English teacher a fat guy about 30 or 35 years old with Glasses and short Hair. - Deyth Banger
Be more concerned with character than reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are. - John Wooden
Knowledge cannot be maintained without character. - Raheel Farooq
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character. - Antiphanes
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. - Claiborne Pell
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. - Elbert Hubbard
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two. - Shannon L. Alder
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. - John Locke
Heart and character have no gender, religion nor color. - Charles Spencer King
It is through strength of character, not luck, do we form the predictable path of our future. - Shannon L. Alder
It is the character of the road you travel gives you wisdom not the length of the road! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Choose your words carefully. They reveal your inner character. - Jim George
Change your character and your character will change you. - ABC
Every pill change your personality, as much you take as more you become different character. - Deyth Banger
A man’s character is most evident by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or reciprocate. - Paul Eldridge
Character is power. - Booker T. Washington
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
We are identified and known by the sort of fruit, the quantity of fruit, and the quality of fruit borne out in our daily conversation, conduct, and character. There is no greater criterion for Christians. It is the paramount gauge of God's people. - W. Phillip Keller
A good name is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost. - J. Hawes
For me, the short story is not a character sketch, a mouse trap, an epiphany, a slice of suburban life. It is the flowering of a symbol center. It is a poem grafted onto sturdier stock. - William H. Gass
Link: .....It’s the imperfections that give you character out here. - Joyce, T.S.
The true test of character is to live win-win even when promoted to positions where win-lose is possible. - Orrin Woodward
One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life." He was quiet for a minute then dropped the curtain and said, "I hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back. - Wendelin Van Draanen
A man's character is best described in his epitaph - Marilyn L. Rice
Sky is the limit for a person's character, even when it's falling. - Rushabh Patel
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.
My character is beyond your every thought, and I'm different from your every character. - Tanmaya Guru
A person's true character lies somewhere until after you might have pressed the wrong button without knowing, then you'll realize that there are dogs in human form. - Michael Bassey Johnson
By practicing the virtues we cultivate the soil from which healthy emotions sprout; by letting go of our character defects we drain the swamp in which diseased emotions breed. p. 52 - Ray A
People will follow you when you build the character to follow through. - Orrin Woodward
Don't resent the artist for painting the wrong picture of you after you provided the colors of your character. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. - Eleanor Roosevelt
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good. - Pope Pius XI
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A person’s words reflect the image of his character and the amount of truth and lies in it is always visible to the human heart than ordinary eyes. - Testy McTesterson
Character is the line in the sand between the worst of the good people and the best of the bad ones - Johnny Flora
The way you handle your problems shows your character. - Kishore Bansal
To have the beginning of a truly great story, you need to have a character you're completely and utterly obsessed with. Without obsession, to the point of a maddening addiction,there's no point to continue. - Jennifer Salaiz
The world needs the kind of education by means of which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased and the human intellect is expanded beyond its own limits. - Abhijit Naskar
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
More than commitment, dedication, character, discipline, patience, determination, perseverance and prayer, you need faith because you must first belief before you can witness a pragmatic change in your life. - Sesan Kareem
The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
Reading leads to good character development. - Lailah Gifty Akita
What many people do not understand is: It's not about who you think you know, but about who actually knows you. So better start giving today, be it giving everything at your job, or giving out lunch to that man. Start giving, and the world will know your true character! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
The best moments in reading are when you come across your own suppressed emptiness. You stand face to face with a character in your book, a person you never met, someone even who is long dead…And you finally realize that the book is not what you’ve been reading. - Hillary Wen
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. - Edward Rickenbacker
Create a character with an obsession, then follow. - Ray Bradbury
The gap between intentions and actions is character. - Orrin Woodward
I do not take commands from someone with no character or appreciative mindset. - Mohith Agadi
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. - W. Somerset Maugham
A man of character can have what a man of intellect can imagine. - Raheel Farooq
The offspring of virtue is perseverance. The fruit and offspring of perseverance is habit and child of habit is character. - John Climacus
You as a soul you are alive, you as an actor - dead, as a character - dead... That's life, like it or not, it's not my problem! - Deyth Banger
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Hardship is a legitimate test of character, resilience a legitimate sign of strength and patience a legitimate mark of faith. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. - Unknown
Jesus Followers are called to be reflectors of His character, servants of his grace, ambassadors of His message and magnifiers of His glory! ~ © gfp '42 - Gary Patton
If one abandons their principles when tested by struggle, they were never true principles but advertisements for character they never possessed. - Tiffany Madison
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle. - Mahatma Gandhi
My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded. - Steve Maraboli
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. - Napoleon Hill
Give me the grace to believe that you really do know what is best for me and that I do not. May I cling to Your character and rejoice in Your pursuit of me. - Kenneth D. Boa
Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. - Omar Nelson Bradley
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
To test a man's character, give him power. Once people have power they will always reveal themselves. - Zelda la Grange
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. - John C. Maxwell
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King Jr.
DeYtH Banger is a character, who is famous because of me, who is created by me and who lives by me... - Deyth Banger
Patience, my friend; Once again, I say, Patience. In an era 'plagued' with speed, doggedness of character and drudgery of persistence is the only guarantee to mastery. - Ufuoma Apoki
Your behavior is the testimony of your character. - Saru Singhal
Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us. - Horace Mann
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. - Heraclitus
Be the character you want to be described as!(In a good way, of course!) - E.L. Tenenbaum
To fall down is to face the weakness of my humanity, test the mettle of my character, and push the limits of my strength. Therefore, falling down will tell me who I am far more clearly than most things I might learn when I’m standing up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A well-developed and versed character will write the story for you. - A.R. Voss
Encourage literally came from "in courage." The courage is put "into" you from outside. Our character and abilities grow through internalizing from others what we do not possess in ourselves. - Henry Cloud
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. - Norman Schwarzkopf
Strength of character will carry you further than physical strength alone. - GamiRae
A leader is not authenticated by title or position, but by character and influence, most important by leading among the pack and not in front. - Unarine Ramaru
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character. - Howard W. Hunter
The telling of any character is what they do in a different situation. - Sara Sheridan
Stand somewhere on the character of God, and you will see the impossibles becoming possibles - JOEL NYARANGI AKOYA
You can judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing to them or for them. - Malcolm Forbes
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character - Anne Frank
The deceit in loving a woman sometimes, is that most women fall in love with assumed personality, but eventually live with their true character. - Auliq Ice
A person can always know the character of the people by their face, but it is possible perhaps only to one who says only what he means and ,therefore, remains often on the life's challenging phase. - Anuj Somany
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
None of the shades of blue can paint the character of few men. - Pavitraa Parthasarathy
Our long wanderings have made a man out of him, too. They have not only strengthened his frame and hardened his constitution, but they have given stability to his character. He is thoughtful and prudent, and his advice will always be valuable, while of his courage I have no doubt. - G.A. Henty
The character who was like me he died at 46, even it was 2008 year so far his name was David Foster Wallace. - Deyth Banger
Never put a single thought of weakness in the flourishing minds of the children. Fill them up with vigour and compassion, for their character will define the future of the entire human species. - Abhijit Naskar
All of these people had character. None of them thought they were special people, born with the right to win. They were people who worked hard, who learned how to keep their focus under pressure, and who stretched beyond their ordinary abilities when they had to. - Carol S. Dweck
I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character. - Charles Barkley
Strive to be a person of character not a person of power. - Debasish Mridha
The weakness was the first feature, the other what will do if I was this character? One of the best questions ever I have asked, it's one great from it comes another and another... - Deyth Banger
Beauty has a lot to do with character. - Kevyn Aucoin
In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character. - Noah Webster
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
Drudgery is one of the finest touchstones of character there is. Drudgery is work that is very far removed from anything to do with the ideal - the utterly mean grubby things; and when we come in contact with them we know instantly whether or not we are spiritually real. - Oswald Chambers
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. - Eleanor Roosevelt
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war. - Sir James Glover
If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself. - American Proverb
Weird: of strange or extraordinary character - Merriam-Webster
Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do. - Joyce Meyer
The day stared back an empty gray, with not a speck of white to give character to the lifeless sky. - Ashley Madau
Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential. - Shannon L. Alder
After character becomes imbued with conscious principles of love, integrity, and faith, it opens the door for purity and holiness to converge at the portals of the soul like sentinels guarding against any counter attacks from the ego. - Garey Gordon
A difficult journey is more revealing of character than any discussion or analysis. - Michael Treanor
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. - Mike Dooley
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character. - Baruch Spinoza
Character is what a man is in the dark - Dwight L. Moody
Hardships lead to strength of character. - Lailah Gifty Akita
nothing would be more fatal than for the Government of States to get in the hands of experts. Expert knowledge is limited knowledge, and the unlimited ignorance of the plain man who knows where it hurts is a safer guide than any rigorous direction of a specialized character. - Winston S. Churchill
Does talking to yourself in the voice of your fictional character count as being social? - Michelle M. Pillow
[T]he road to character is built by confronting your own weakness. - David Brooks
You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.
Inner strength of character cannot be measured by any means but performance in the time of need. - K.L. Toth
Victory, is like a boxer that hangs his gloves, after the consecutive losses; sometimes walking away is what builds character, than the actual fight. As humble fruit on a tree that falls to the ground and rots, never finding appreciation in the taste of mouths. - Anthony Liccione
When you start loving, your character becomes like the positive side of a magnet and the one you love becomes negative, that pulls people close to you in union, and becomes very difficult to separate. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there - Zig Ziglar
There is no such thing as senility when it comes to envy, greed laziness, wrath and pride. It's her destructive character from childhood." ~ , If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of a true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Pride sullies the noblest character. - Claudianus
A good character not only sees but also says always all good things about a right person to the enormous people, and notably even speaks often about all wrong things of the bad people to a righteous person. - Anuj Somany
The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. - John Cena
Sometimes I create a character from a scrap - a mere mention that has been left behind. - Sara Sheridan
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town. - Eleanor H. Porter
Sports do not build character. They reveal it. - Heywood Broun
A persuadable temper might sometimes be as much in favour of happiness as a very resolute character. - Jane Austen
How you correct your mistakes will define your character and commitment to a higher power. - Shannon L. Alder
When we help others to perform at the highest level of their potential, we receive something of value; our character is strengthened. - Ellen J. Barrier
Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes beauty. - Diane Von Furstenberg
For an educated person, intelligence is important but character is more important. - Debasish Mridha
We cannot approach beauty. Its nature is like opaline doves'-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent. Herein it resembles the most excellent things, which all have this rainbow character, defying all attempts at appropriation and use. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. - James A. Michener
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. - Charles de Gaulle
character is not made in a crisis- it is only exhibited - Robert Freedman
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. - Zig Ziglar
You can choose to fight your journey every step of the way or you can embrace it, recognizing each stumble or setback as a opportunity to strengthen your character, finesse your craft, and deepen your passion. Oh this journey can be beautiful if you allow yourself to enjoy the rain! - Kierra C.T. Banks
What people say about others' behavior or character is not always true, Just Proffer it to your best judgement. - Mohith Agadi
To make an action honorable, it ought to be agreeable to the age, and other circumstances of the person; since it is circumstance and proper measure that give an action its character, and make it either good or bad. - Plutarch
A word out of place or an interesting choice of vocabulary can spawn a whole character. - Sara Sheridan
Being himself was more exhausting than impersonating a stage character. - Claire Tomalin
Wisdom along with maturity is self understanding and defining one's character through reasoning in a circumstance. - Unarine Ramaru
Education has for its object the formation of character. - Herbert Spencer
Be the watchman of your values to safeguard your character. - Tasneem Haneed
Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It's a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment. - Zack W. Van
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform. - Henry David Thoreau
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. - Henry David Thoreau
Ti­tles are granted or in­her­ited, no­bil­ity isn't. Whatever paper we receive, be it of material or immaterial value it will never exceed the value of your character being loved by people! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
When I dreamed about becoming a fantasy adventurer, I was always a max-level character with epic gear. Look at me. I’m wearing vendor trash. - Noelle Alladania Meade
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.' - Alfred Hitchcock
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character. - George Santayana
I'm not much of a believer in the so-called character study; I think that in the end, the story should always be the boss. - Stephen King
Character trumps circumstance every time. - R.A.Delmonico
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. - Marie Leneru
The tough challenges we encounters, makes us stronger, and wiser. With each victory we gain something of value; our character is strengthened. - Ellen J. Barrier
Even water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character. - Hugh B. Brown
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. - Japanese Proverb
The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person. - MaryElizabeth Williams
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Everyone has a character but sometimes it becomes less. - Amit Abraham
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. - Plato
Even your sweetest character has claws, no matter how well they may be retracted and hidden (hidden even from herself). - Eric Maisel Ph.D.
Well, I myself am a 100% atheist. And I am increasingly worried that the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, which dominates our entire life, is assuming a more and more religious character. - Uri Avnery
Type faces--like people's faces--have distinctive features indicating aspects of character
A man's character is his fate. - Heraclitus
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time. - Oswald Chambers
Thought for the day: Twitter...140 character limit...must be a great tool for fortune cookie writers... - E.A. Bucchianeri
There is a point where, as a writer, you grow to hate your characters, their stupid motivations, and their whiny inner dialogues. The only solution I have found to deal with that is to kill the character, resurrect him, then kill him again. - Caris O'Malley
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. - Elmer Leterman
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. - George Washington
Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. - Democritus
Humility is the greatest shaper of souls and crafter of character, for it wipes away all the grandiose things that we spend so much of our lives pretending to be, so that we can spend all of our lives being the exceptional person that we were actually created to be. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The character was created by you, if you kill yourself you kill the character, it happen because you done it... you don't realise it! - Deyth Banger
the depth of a person's character is not measured by his or her physical strength, but by the depth of his or her nobility. - Frank E. Peretti
so many people would be afraid to look in the mirror if the saw their character and not their face…it would be like american horror story. - Turcois Ominek
Saying others the fools does not make one a wise unless and until the same person eschews own words of advice to others and displays the world of action that is nice to enrich only the good character people's lives. - Anuj Somany
I am perhaps more proud of having helped to redeem the character of the cave-man than of any other single achievement of mine in the field of anthropology. - Henry Fairfield Osborn
Writers are in many ways like demi-gods. With one stroke of a pen they can give life to a character, or strike them from existence, with nary a twinge of grief at their passing. - Steven Lake
A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name. - Evan Esar
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
...required for good fiction: character, conflict, change through time. And if you're really blessed, you get resolution. But life doesn't usually work out that way. - Ted Conover
Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. - W. Somerset Maugham
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. - Phillips Brooks
It is with words that my heart sings, with the substance of integrity my character soars and without regret I look back smiling ~bns - Bluenscottish
If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations.When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world. - Confucius
Unless education promotes character making, unless it helps men to be more moral, more just to their fellows, more law abiding, more discriminatingly patriotic and public spirited, it is not worth the trouble taken to furnish it. - William Howard Taft
The dysfunction was not the character of one person, it was the split of family by divorce, with the ripples felt for eternity by bloodline. - Amber Garibay
Our state of mind defines our character, whether it is or not socially acceptable toward others.This is the way it can part of our identities when we communicate with our surroundings in our everyday life - Saaif Alam
The only color we must be cynical about is never skin color but, the color of character for what character can do, skin color may never be able to do. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise. - Seneca
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus. - John Ashcroft
If you see a group of people struggling over generations and you attribute those struggles to bad character, then you do not truly believe we are all created equally. - Jonathan R. Miller
Choice betrays character, I said.That’s not true. Loring moved his finger along thesheet as if writing his name in cursive. Eliza, you can’t judge a man solely on his actions. Sometimes actions are nothing more than reactions. - Tiffanie DeBartolo
Your consent is your character. - Shannon L. Alder
Conflict and character are the heart of good fiction, and good mystery has both of those in spades. - Diana Gabaldon
A persons character is shown through their actions in life NOT where they sit on Sunday. - Navonne Johns
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. - Bruce Lee
Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. - Frank Outlaw
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Action is character. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925. - Frederick Lewis Donaldson
Give it time… The weak in character always get tired of pretending. Their true colors will show. - Steve Maraboli
Don't you dare feel guilty for letting those who dim your light, go. Not everyone you meet deserves to be a character in your story. - Nikki Rowe
Consider meekness as a character trait to develop and then you will leave a leagcy as a leader who influenced and touched lives. - -Shandel Slaten
Success in business is important. Success as a human being with values, character, kindness, and love is much more important. - Debasish Mridha
What has a man's face to do with his character? Can a man of good character help having a disagreeable face? - Ann Radcliffe
There is no index of character as sure as the voice. - Benjamin Disraeli
Don't judge a person by how important he is or how big he is. Judge a person by the strength of character or size of his heart. - Glad Munaiseche
I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a 'Peanuts' character. - Jon Stewart
loneliness is a great teacher and a master test of character - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for? - J.M. Coetzee
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back. - Abigail van Buren
A man without enemies is a man without character. - David Gandy
Nature is a matchmaker and not a match-fixer, so it only inspires and not conspires. Therefore, a person befriends the people of his/her character only. - Anuj Somany
The character of God is an unchanging Northstar five which to find our way through a world of moral complexity. - Kirby Anderson
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. - Margaret Chase Smith
There’s so much I can’t read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the character boarding the plane and pulling the seat back. And I just want to say, Babe, I have been downtown. I have been up in a plane. Give me some credit. - Amy Hempel
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. - Aristotle
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham
you should improve your character, because it's belong to your destiny - Mana'hil
Don't look for Mrs. Right if all your character demonstrates is you are Mr. Wrong. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People's character will be revealed in difficult situations, whether they are a loser or a winner. - Ardianto sony
Love it when a compelling new character kicks open your mental door, tracks mud across your brain, and props their feet up on your cerebrum. - Don Roff
The distinction of one person's character can be illustrated bythis word : attitude - Ency Bearis
It is the present living generation that gives character and spirit to the next. Hence the paramount importance of accomplished and energetic teachers in forming the taste the manners and the character of the coming age. - Alexander Campbell
Even if people say that I don't have a character still I am a well known character. - Amit Abraham
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. - Oscar Levant
A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.
The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.
Despite our disapproval with what God allows us to endure, he still remains the same God that is not interested in our convenience, as much as our character. - Shannon L. Alder
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character. - Wayne W. Dyer
Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can't develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle. - Daisaku Ikeda
Personally, I believe Young Adult to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who’s not quite an adult/Isn’t really boring. - Shannon Hale
Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Be a peacemaker but never at the expense of your character or God’s standards. - Jim George
I always tell my writing students that every good piece of writing begins with both a mystery and a love story. And that every single sentence must be a poem. And that economy is the key to all good writing. And that every character has to have a secret. - Silas House
True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. - A.W. Tozer
THE TRUE CHARACTER OF A PERSON IN SEEN WHEN HE/SHE IS ALONE... - VENKATA NAVEEN KASAGANA
Every good story needs a good, bad and lost soul. A people to fight for, an item to turn the tide of battle, an enigmatic character, a motivator/mentor, and an unlikely reluctant hero. - Josh Rose
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments. - Nathaniel Emmons
Character and Professionalism can only be seen when faced with adversity… - Thaddeus L Edwards
The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.
In every experience we get to choose either love or fear as a response. Your character is formed by the percentages of those choices, which then forms your life. - Shannon L. Alder
If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about. - Shannon L. Alder
Pregressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation - Angela Y. Davis
The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part. - Miguel de Cervantes
The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. - Margaret Chase
Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals & character is superior to the man who tries to teach & train others. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
Seek isolation as much as possible from time to time for it gives fuel for own mind ignition to do the right introspection and, importantly, do the correct identification of others character and intention. - Anuj Somany
You can tell a lot about a man's character by how he behaves when given anonymity.. - Dinesh Kumar Biran
People not only stinks because of the odor but also because of the character. - Rashi Bishnoi
If a man has character, he has also his typical experience, which always recurs. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose. - Evan Esar
Your wealth or status doesn't make you. Your kindness and character does. - Venkat Desireddy
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter. - Paxton Hood
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character. - Isabelle Eberhardt
If your doctrine changed for the better yet your character changed for the worse, you changed for the worse. - Criss Jami
You have to work on it. You have to meditate on God’s Word, which itself will change you and transform you into the image and character of God. - Sunday Adelaja
If you sweep a woman off of her feet, make sure your character is strong enough to keep her in the air. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I knew that I did not want to go to that juvenile diversion program because I had an intuitive sense that it would turn me irrevocably into the kind of character that I was now only rehearsing to be. - Gabrielle Hamilton
Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character. - Melanie Koulouris
It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character. - Charles Bayard Mitchell
Stress builds character and failure breeds motivation. I guess I'm a Optimist. - Noel DeJesus
Character depends on characters. Few people are character. Other's should try to opt one but they don't, they lose. - Vikram Roy
Character and Plot...Character and PlotSome writers have it and some do notThis I'll tell you BrotherYou can't have one without the other - Johnny Flora
Surrounding people whom a person likes is not really getting ones who he or she is like character wise, as individuals of same nature befriend by default and not by design of own choice. - Anuj Somany
In the ancient Indian Pali language, the words for mind and heart are the same. And the Chinese character for mindfulness is a combination of two characters. One part means now and the other means mind or heart. So, when you hear the word mindfulness you can also consider it to mean heartfulness. - Shamash Alidina
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. - Theodore Roosevelt
To obtain greatness and strength, a man must have a good character. He is honorable and respected by others. We define him as intelligent, and as one who God has blessed with wisdom - Ellen J. Barrier
The character of a man is known from his conversations. - Menander
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government antipoverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. - David Brooks
Its better to create the Character than to be the Character , because the one behind the scenes are the ones that really get full credit - MiaVictoria
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. - Kurt Vonnegut
People should know better than to be an ass in front of writers. We immortalize things. Lots of things. And we take liberties with character descriptions. - Michelle M. Pillow
Life is a test. A test of Character and Strength, experience is our study guide... so remember what you learn and more importantly-apply it. - Sarah Funkhouser
Adversity does more than build character. It changes the way we see the world. - Michael R. French
On the left side of a strong woman, stands a strong man; he is strengthened by her character. - Ellen J. Barrier
Don't judge a person by how important he is or how big he is. Judge a person by the strength of his character or size of his heart. - Glad Munaiseche
Don't make your character that people can walk on it, make your character as sky so that people would dream to get there - Arefin Bashar Arif
It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close. - Jesse Owens
FAMILY. The ties that bind. The cement that builds character, strength of purpose, mutual respect, values. - David R. Wommack
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity I mean the true simplicity of a rightly and nobly ordered mind and character, not that other simplicity which is only a euphemism for folly. - Plato
You have a valid complaint, and I do recognize it ... but you are reading into things a little bit. Just the same, I will do my best to make horrible things happen to a bunch of white people before something else so graphic hits a minority character. - Robert Kirkman
The true character of a man is not seen through his choices, but the passion in his heart. - Robert Vanleeuwen
Even pretty faces are mutilated by ugly character - أحمد عمارة
At one point in my life I was a disappointment. I have popped pills, drugs, cheated, lied, and killed. But, at this moment in my life, I am very successful because not one of those things describes my character. - Stacy Snapp-Killian aka StacyK
Character builds on characters. Very few recognised them as a character, others should look for it until they get one. - Vikram Roy
Moral character is assessed not by what a man knows but by what he loves - Augustine of Hippo
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character. - Henry Clay
A good character will be recognized by a goodcharacter.September 8, 2016 - Petra Hermans
Stephen King is a great and incredible character. - Deyth Banger
Personal discipline is a most powerful character quality and one worthy of dedicating your life to nurturing. - Elizabeth George
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us. - John Locke
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work - Orison Swett Marden
Develop your character; there is no need to be concerned about reputation. - Debasish Mridha
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. - Abigail Van Buren
Sometimes standing alone makes you stronger than hiding in a group. When you choose to stand when those close to you are sitting down, it speaks volumes about your integrity and character. It's when those who stand alone come together that the opposite is true. - Lori Goodwin
When a character comes to life, it’s like meeting a new friend for the first time. - Lynette Mather
Character forms a life regardless of how obscurely that life is lived and how little light falls on it from the stars. - James Hillman
GreenHollyWood is a bad character, fat, liking jokes, liking jokes about size, about the large, about the how big are you. Likes to laugh when you make a mistake, ... but but he is a teacher?! With a glasses a fat guy! - Deyth Banger
The severest test of character is not so much the ability to keep a secret as it is, when the secret is finally out, to refrain from disclosing that you knew it all along. - Sydney J. Harris
It takes great character and understanding of human emotions to help someone you shouldn't be helping under normal circumstances. - Daya Kudari
It is very humbling to see my own character defects in someone who annoys me. At the end of the day, I realize they have actually prompted positive change in me. - Auliq Ice
Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world. - Pierre Janet
Nature evaluates a character on the basis of its merits, not demerits. - Raheel Farooq
Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love - Erich Fromm
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. - D.L. Moody
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. - Confucius
Nature is at work.. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. - Hermann Hesse
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. - James Bridie
It is as common for tastes to change as it is uncommon for traits of character. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Never fall for a person's image and status as the may serve as a false representation of character. Watch closely the character and you"ll know who a person really is. - Kemi Sogunle
I am confident in my FAITH because I know the character of God and am assured by the love and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ - Karen Gibbs
A man should never be judged by his skill, talent, colour, financial or political status, facial beauty and level of education but by the quality of his character. - Paul Bamikole
Freedom and independence form my character. - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Your words may be heard but your attitude will be felt. Your attitude reveals your character so never try to deceive anyone with mere words. Word/Talk is cheap but character is key. It costs nothing to be authentic. Learn to be a man or woman of substance! - Kemi Sogunle
I before E except after C. Weird?By rebelling against the rules the word itself denotes its very meaning: of strange or extraordinary character, odd, fantastic.I think all writers are weird. - Day Parker
You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do. - Norman Douglas
Character is never built in a classroom; it is developed through the circumstances of life. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
I thought about writing the character as male, but then I would be forced to portray him as a woman in a man's body. - Christopher Stocking
I won't sacrifice my characters morals/intentions/motives for the sake of what I believe is right or wrong. If the action fits the character it will be written. That's that. - James DeSantis
Do what you know and perception is converted into character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Knowledge is essential to conquest; only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment. - Anne Besant
Character is what you are in the dark. - American Proverb
It has been acknowledged by many that an actor often plays the character in a reel life better than other contenders only if that projected picture role or image is opposite to his/her actual nature in a real life. It is usually a good method to know the true identity of a Cine and TV personality. - Anuj Somany
The you that you think of as you (and that thinks of you as you, and so on) is not you, it’s just the character that the underlying truth of you is dreaming into existence. Enlightenment isn’t in the character, it’s in the underlying truth. - Jed McKenna
Don't we all deserve forgiveness? I hope we do; I believe we do. Forgiveness says as much about the character of the person bestowing it as the person receiving it. Learning to forgive may be the most difficult of human acts,and the closest thing to divinity, whatever you decide that is. - Justin Cronin
I've always regarded it as a test of character to dislike the Kennedys. I don't really respect anyone who falls for Camelot. - Christopher Hitchens
An author is similar to an actor. They play many characters in their lives—photographer, nurse, dancer, doctor, writer, etc. As an author, you have to learn your craft, know each and every element to become that character you’re writing about to be able to live and breathe what they do. - Mischa Temaul
Charisma without character is postponed calamity. - Peter Ajisafe
Love never fails. Character never quits. And with patience and persistence, dreams do come true - Pete Maravich
Live your life as a novel with a daring, awesome main character; otherwise you’re just there for comic relief. - Alexandra Bunker
Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you. - Shannon L. Alder
Yuki: "What can I learn from a stupid cat like you? You didn’t even know that Jason isn’t really a bear. He’s a character in a horror film."Kyo: "Yeah? So what if I didn’t? Like I’d waste my time watching some movie about a bear!"Yuki: You truly are an idiot. - Natsuki Takaya
Your character determines how many followers you will have. - Sunday Adelaja
Beauty without a character is a waste. - Luffina Lourduraj
Change comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones. You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts. - Spencer W. Kimball
Put character and mental toughness before execution and you will get consistent execution. - William James Moore
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