A man of bad character punishes his own soul.— Al-Ghazali
Pioneering Bad Character quotations
We are what we believe we are.
Freedom is what we all seek, but it's what we do with that freedom that ultimately defines our character. In the end, a man's character cements his fate, good or bad.
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country;
he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
No man can have anything better after faith than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing. And no man can have anything worse after unbelief than a sharp-tongued woman of bad character.
I discovered cosplay because I was going to an anime convention and did some research, and found out people dressed up as characters. I made a very badly put-together costume because I felt this desire to dress up.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
I don't know if I am cut out to playing a bad character or not - I really should give it a shot. I would like to play the voice of a baddie, but that's really just a cop-out!
I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
We're not trying to prove the character of God through science.
That's a bad idea. What I'm trying to do is clear away the misunderstandings, the debris that prevent people from accepting that God who wants to accept them.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
There can be no good character in civil government if there is none in the people. You cannot make a good omelet with bad eggs.
If I was a bad character that got away with murder like we see on other shows, I do not think I would like it because that sends a message that you can do these horrible things and never pay for it.
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success;
if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.
People doing rote assembly-line movements, or someone tossing dough over and over in a pizza parlour is boring. It’s boring to watch and boring to perform. But if you’re a bad pizza thrower who drops the dough or watches it stick to the ceiling, then we know something more about your character.
It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere written her protest against idleness; everything which ceases to struggle toward an ideal, the constant effort to get higher and further, which develops manhood and character.
I had given thought to acting, but I never really had a good enough opportunity or a character who made sense and paralleled my life a little bit. I feel like I'm one of the poster boys for a bad guy in a movie. I feel like I'm a good person to play a bad guy in a movie. I can say that.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
I learned a long time ago that you don't have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won't get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
People keep asking me, 'What evil lurks in you to play such bad characters?' There is no evil in me, I just wear tight underwear.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
All the best of the monsters played for sympathy.
That goes for my father, Karloff, myself and all the others. They all won the audience's sympathy. The Wolf Man didn't want to do all those bad things. He was forced into them.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
There never was a good knife made of bad steel.
A really good style comes only when a man has become as good as he can be.
Style is character. A good style cannot come from a bad undisciplined character.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I grew up in a community where it was not the exception to be a good girl.
It was sort of expected. And all of my friends were good girls too, and my boyfriends were good boys. Everybody was pretty nice. And that affects how I write my characters. There aren't very many bad guys in my novels.
I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really;
the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that's what I find funny.
Everyone is gonna have a bad day, everyone is gonna have a bad game.
The questions are: How do you recover? What builds your character? I decided one day early on in high school that I wanted to be great at basketball, not just a good basketball player.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
We have to keep company with supposedly bad characters if we are to survive and not succumb to mental atrophy. People of good character, so called, are the ones who end up boring us to death.
I am aware that many regard me as an anti-sports character person, but the truth is that the country's economy by then was in bad shape. Tanzania being among the highly indebted countries, I had to give sports the least prominence during my first term, while setting priorities in revitalising our economy.
In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied;
and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque.
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.
A jester, a bad character.
A character on screen that's the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' they're never interesting. There's got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.
The Canteen Boy, the reason you feel bad for him and you can laugh is because he, and I guess a lot of my characters, they don't notice they're getting made fun of. So they'll say something back that's not that great a quip, but in their mind they won the argument.