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Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
W. Somerset Maugham
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
J. C. Watts
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Peter De Vries
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James Anthony Froude
I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
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