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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.
I don't like the word 'strong,' because a strong character is never an interesting character. A character is made interesting by their vulnerabilities and their weaknesses.
In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation.