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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
I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
Spiritual formation in a Christian tradition answers a specific human question: 'What kind of person am I going to be?' It is the process of establishing the character of Christ in the person. That's all it is.
'Changes in Latitudes' began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that's where he got his character 'the tramp' from. It's a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is a journey, not a destination.
William J. Clinton
Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Habits change into character.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
Ellen G. White
The true character of ministry is a servants heart.
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
In the beginning, I would find a character I understood. That was my focus. Not now - but you basically get offered the exact same thing you just did. Which I find hilarious. I did 'The Vow,' and then I had every love story you can imagine thrown at me. And now I'm getting offers for comedies.
I'm a great believer in the character of a club. To me, character has a lot to do with how you compete. That creates urgency and toughness. That elevates the talent that you have.
Tony La Russa
Human settlements are like living organisms. They must grow, and they will change. But we can decide on the nature of that growth - on the quality and the character of it - and where it ought to go. We don't have to scatter the building blocks of our civic life all over the countryside, destroying our towns and ruining farmland.
James Howard Kunstler
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.
Thomas A. Edison
A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.
Action is character.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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