Quotes about: character

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
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
– George W. Bush
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
– Samuel Butler
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
– Roger Babson
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
– Faith Baldwin
I don't prefer the guest star, one-shots. The arcs are more interesting because they give you more time to work through the character and they tend to give you more close-ups, which is what television is all about.
– Adam Baldwin
There are two ways to go about it. You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be. Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it. Like I did. Give it character.
– Harvey Ball
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
– Sean Bean
I think that you always have something left, that you take something of the character with you.
– Sean Bean
If you have a very good concept of your character, you can snap into it.
– Sean Bean
But in action, one defies one's character.
– Daniel Bell
Blood is stronger than water; and, if either individual or national character be worth a farthing, it is not to be annihilated by any union - the multitudinous seas will not wash it out.
– Henry Glassford Bell
I'm sure it would be fun annihilating all my enemies too. I'm not really drawn to that, but as a character I can see it being a lot of fun.
– Adrien Brody
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
– Heywood Broun
Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
– Paul Bryant
Your morals and general character are strictly inquired into; it is therefore expected that you will improve every leisure moment in the acquirement of knowledge of your profession and you will recollect that a good moral character is essential to your high standing in the Navy.
– Franklin Buchanan
We not only interpret the character of events... we may also interpret our interpretations.
– Kenneth Burke
I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.
– Amanda Burton