Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong? Maybe nothing.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved
With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the "Articles of Confederation," and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former meaning taken for granted
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.
"After all, golf is only a game," said Millicent. Women say these things without thinking. It does not mean that there is a kink in their character.
They simply don't realise what they are saying
If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character
Drama is something people go through everyday. Change of character is nothing more than mood swings.
A person of definite character and purpose who comprehends our way of thought is sure to exert power over us. He cannot altogether be resisted; because, if he understands us, he can make us understand him, through the word, the look, or other symbol.
There is no road to success but through a clear strong purpose. Nothing can take its place. A purpose underlies character, culture, position, attainment of every part.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
A university`s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and
he must be no simpleton who plays the part.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles
A horse gallops with its lungs, perserveres with its heart, and wins with its character.
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.
Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.