Quotes: character

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  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    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.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
  • Billy Zane
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    For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus
  • Good character is like a rubber ball - thrown down hard - it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball - thrown for gain - shattered and cracked.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    If you want to test a man's character, give him power.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    The discipline of desire is the background of character.

  • Bruce Lipton
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    There's a theory that says that life is based on a competition and the struggle and the fight for survival, and it's interesting because when you look at the fractal character of evolution, it's totally different. It's based on cooperation among the elements in the geometry and not competition.
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
  • Barbara Windsor
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    'EastEnders' has been wonderful to me and it's no secret that it changed my life all of those years ago. I'll be so sad to leave Peggy behind; she's such a wonderful character to play. I have had the pleasure of working with a marvelous cast and crew and have made many lasting good friends.
  • Bailey Chase
    Bailey Chase
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    'Longmire' is more of a show about the characters, and you couldn't pay a bigger compliment than to want to know more about my character, or the characters on the show.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    'The Butler' has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.