Quotes about: character

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
– Hosea Ballou
For me it is beautiful that because there is a character in the film that speaks with a Spanish accent, the Spanish-speakers answer to that. The studios know that there is an audience there that shouldn't be misused. They are part of the American melting pot.
– Antonio Banderas
My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.
– Charles Barkley
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
– Bernard Baruch
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
– Max Beerbohm
Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character.
– Bo Bennett
The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
– Bo Bennett
In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.
– Ambrose Bierce
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
– James Boswell
I put myself into character for my songs.
– Michelle Branch
Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone.
– David Brooks
We, as individuals, are fast losing our reputation for honest dealing. Our nation is losing its character. The loss of a firm national character, or the degredation of a nation's honour, is the inevitable prelude to her destruction.
– William Wells Brown
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
– Jean de la Bruyere
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
– Jean de la Bruyere
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
– Robert Burns
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
– George W. Bush