Quotes about: character

It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them -- the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
– Marian Anderson
I laugh when I end up on the worst-dressed lists. I'm not trying to be fashionable. I know I'm kind of a cartoon character. Do people honestly think I'm wearing a kafkan in order to be fashionable?
– Pamela Anderson
I am more spontaneous than my character.
– Gillian Anderson
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
– Maya Angelou
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
– Aristotle
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
– Dan Aykroyd
I'm a died-in-the-wool Canadian liberal so there's certain aspects of my character that would have like to have seen a Democratic victory in this nation here, but now that the President has bee re-elected I think its incumbent upon us to all stop moping and give him the 4 years to finish off this conflict.
– Dan Aykroyd
It is soldiers who pay most of the human cost. In war it is extraordinary how it all comes down to the character of one man.
– Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
– George Matthew Adams
If taxes are laid upon us without our having a legal representation where they are laid, we are reduced from the character of free subjects to the state of tributary slaves.
– Sam Adams
Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story, you have to make a character. It doesn't matter if there are thousands of dollars, millions behind it, or if there is nothing.
– Elena Anaya
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
– Walter Anderson
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
– Sir Francis Bacon
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
– Robert Baden-Powell
In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
– George P. Baker
If you are passionate and truthful, you find success. There are a more people who have lasted forever as actors earlier because films used to be character driven and now they are mostly plot driven. Much of the most delicate work being done today is on television. It often has the best acting because of their ability to be truthful.
– Alec Baldwin
I look for an interesting and oftentimes, fresh character. Something different that what is done all the time or than I've done recently. I look at who is directing. Thos two variables as well as a third, which is the content and the quality of the screenplay. I look at the arcs of the scenes and characters and relationships.
– William Baldwin
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
– Hosea Ballou