Character Quotes

I'm the kind of character now who is an unstoppable force in the ring where I'll go in and I'll clean house.

William M. Kucmierowski

These are the moments when the powerful mind or the forceful character feels the ferment of the times, when his thoughts quicken, and when he can inject into the uncertainties of others the creative ideas which will strengthen them with purpose. At such a moment the man who can direct others, in thought or in action, can remake the world.

Jacob Bronowski

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. Soldiers must have confidence in their leader.

Omar Bradley

I was surprised as anyone when T-shirts, jeans and leather jackets suddenly became symbols of rebellion. In the film there was a scene in which somebody asked my character, Johnny, what I was rebelling against, and I answered 'Whaddya got?' But none of us involved in the picture ever imagined that it would instigate or encourage youthful rebellion.

Marlon Brando

In war, character and opinion make more than half of the reality.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow

Elias Boudinot

If the character has the motivation to dance round trees, then I will dance round trees. If the motivation is strong enough, then I'll fly to the moon.

Rahul Bose

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws.

Marcia Gay Harden

He had a curiously womanish face, and, in direct contradiction to his real character, there seemed to be little strength in it.

Isa Bowman

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established

Confucius

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

Helen Adams Keller

In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is predominant: the active or positive instinct to offer hospitality, the negative or passive instinct to accept it. And either of these instincts is so significant of character that one might as well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids

Aristotle

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.

Eleanor PerČny

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

Peter De Vries

After these matters we ought perhaps next to discuss pleasure. For it is thought to be most intimately connected with our human nature, which is the reason why in educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain; it is thought, too, that to enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on virtue of character. For these things extend right through life, with a weight and power of their own in respect both to virtue and to the happy life, since men choose what is pleasant and avoid what is painful; and such things, it will be thought, we should least of all omit to discuss, especially since they admit of much dispute.

Aristotle

I always think of the word `abandonment` when I think of the character.

Tilda Swinton

We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character

Henry David Thoreau

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.

David Seabury

The character of a people may be ruined by charity.

Theodor Herzl

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein
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