Football doesn't build character, it reveals character!
Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope .
Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
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 an existence of mediocrity.
It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
My character was formed by mountaineering. Enduring rainy slopes and cold bivouacs to spend an hour at the top of the world shaped my ability to handle adversity.
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
If we have violated any law, it was not done intentionally. We have injured no man's reputation, character, person, or property.We were meeting together to preserve ourselves, our wives, and our children from utter degradation and starvation.
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 vivac.
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.
To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self.
If you are inclined to leave your character solitary for any considerable length of time, better question yourself. Fiction is association, not
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts
Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest.
To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
When you heard that a mountain was moved, believe it; but when you hear that someone changed his character do not believe it.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.