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.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, imagine you are a person with a level 2 strength of character and attitude looking at a level 5 problem. Would this problem appear to be big or little? From a level 2 perspective, a level 5 problem would seem like a big problem
Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity
Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of womanís sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into natureís heart of darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way
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 with themselves.
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior.
The most vital test of a man's character is not how he behaves after success, but how he sustains defeat.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The character of a people may be ruined by charity.
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character
I always think of the word `abandonment` when I think of the character.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established
I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
With respect to the 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