The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal – bottom line.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is 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.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Beauty, Great, Courage
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.
And what’s interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
We have the character of an island nation: independent, forthright, passionate in defence of our sovereignty. We can no more change this British sensibility than we can drain the English Channel. And because of this sensibility, we come to the European Union with a frame of mind that is more practical than emotional.
The worst evil is – and that’s the product of censorship – is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.
The Miguel Syjuco character is not me. I wanted him to represent my own fears and frustrations and guilt, my own worst tendencies and my optimistic expectations. He’s a cautionary tale for me. But he’s also an examination of the darkest things that haunt me as a person.
Finally, after a lot of searching and digging, it was simply the love of family that gave me a road into the character. Once I got into that, and we delved into what it would be like to survive cancer and the ability to see how precious life is, it became easier to play her.
I love shooting, when the character is interesting and the script is interesting, but the research beforehand is really fun. The whole process makes me anxious and restless, and I have trouble sleeping, just trying to figure out the character.
Paint the essential character of things.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Peter De Vries
You can tell alot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person.
I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
I’d love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
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
The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.
Ida B. Wells
Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.
Clowning is a trick to get love close. I can hug 99 percent of people in the first second of contact if I’m in my clown character. The clown assumes your humanity. It assumes that, whatever trauma you’ve had, you can still love yourself.
There are two men in Tolstoy. He is a mystic and he is also a realist. He is addicted to the practice of a pietism that for all its sincerity is nothing if not vague and sentimental; and he is the most acute and dispassionate of observers, the most profound and earnest student of character and emotion.
William Ernest Henley
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
The study of the human character opens at once a beautiful and a deformed picture of the soul.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.