Quotes: character

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  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    American editor 1811-1872
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    Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
  • 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.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
  • 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
  • For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so - not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn't nervous.
  • Beth Grant
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    Frequently over the years, people have thought that they know me. Every character actor has this story, I'm sure. It goes like this: 'Um, do you play soccer?' 'Did you go to such and such church?' 'I knew you when you were with so and so... ' Then I go, 'Well, sorry...' and then they say, 'Wait a minute. Are you an actor?'
  • Bill Frist
    Bill Frist
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    From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character.
  • Bill Frist
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    From slavery to segregation, we remember that America did not always live up to its ideals. In fact, we often fell far short of them. But we also learned that fundamental to our national character is the drive to live out the true meaning of our creed.
  • Funnily enough, I did a play called 'Jumpy' on the West End before I did 'Divergent,' and there was an essence of that character I played, called Cam, in Will. In the sense of his vulnerability, and... he had a sense of humor that comes out of adversity, similar to Will.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    Irish novelist 1888-1957
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    God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
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    God is committed to developing a people who will reflect his character in this world, and his character always expresses concern and compassion for the afflicted.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray