Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.
If a leader demonstrates competency,
genuine concern for others, and
admirable character, people will follow.
It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible
In war, three quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter.
A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
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.
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
The foundation of culture, as of character, is at last the moral sentiment.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief
The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.
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 with whom you come in contact every day...
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.
A person's character is revealed by their speech
Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
On Sir Joshua Reynolds's observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
We speak of eyeball-to-eyeball encounters between men great and small. Even more reaching and revealing of character is the eyeball-to-golfball confrontation, whereby our most secret natures are mercilessly tested by a small, round, whitish object with no mind or will but with a very definite life of its own, and with whims perverse and beatific
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character
than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.