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.— Helen Keller
Eye-opening Character Development quotations
We are what we believe we are.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
Humility is not a character trait to develop, it's the natural by-product of being with Jesus.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month.
It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
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.
Every temptation that is resisted, every evil thought that is curbed, every desire that is subdued, every bitter word that is withheld, every noble aspiration that is encouraged, every sublime thought that is cultivated, adds to the development of will-force, good character, and attainment of eternal bliss and immortality.
As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of Righteousness, that Heaven's light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed in to the likeness of Christ.
Be the kind of person others admire, can count on, trust, and enjoy spending time with. After you have developed that reputation, people will start to ask you what you do and you will be amazed at how many people will want to work with you. You will attract others based on your character.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.
.. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.
The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. It focused on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based.
Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
When sex is necessary for the plot of a book, or a character development, then I don't shy away from it. Why should I?
In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film.
There've been many a season where I couldn't get work, and I think that you learn character development and you learn how to really want what you do in life when you can't really do it.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series.
I didn't really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I'd want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story... I developed a proposal and the characters of 'Gossip Girl' for my job.
We all lose our looks eventually, better develop your character and interest in life.
Good habits are developed in the workshops of our daily lives.
It is not in the great moments of test and trial that character is built. That is only when it is displayed. The habits that direct our lives and form our character are fashioned in the often uneventful, commonplace routine of life.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man's real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man's true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man's character and how he handles his money.
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
It takes true strength of character to redefine your limits by pushing past them.
Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.
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.
By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children.
Writing is a vocation and, as in any other calling, a writer should develop his talents for the greater glory of God. Novels should be neither homilies nor apologetics: the author's faith, and the grace he has received, will become apparent in his work even if it does not have Catholic characters or a Catholic theme.
Be curious, bot judgmental.
Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
It has always seemed to me that any man is a better man for being a hunter.
This sport confers a certain constant alertness, and develops a certain ruggedness of character....Moreover, it allies us to the pioneer past. In a deep sense, this great land of ours was won for us by hunters.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
The leader for today and the future will be focused on how to be - how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values, principles, and courage.
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
For someone's character to grow, it has to be free from internal attack.
Falling down never stopped children from developing. But getting yelled at, criticized, and put down can stop them for life.
People that are brilliant and successful, we think they've just always been that way. That's not the case. Most of them have had some tough adversity in their life. It's prepared them. I've never felt like you could develop character without adversity.
So often we try to develop Christian character and conduct without taking the time to develop God-centered devotion. We try to please God without taking the time to walk with Him and develop a relationship with Him. This is impossible to do.
God has a program of character development for each of us.
He wants others to look at our lives and say, He walks with God, for he lives like Christ.
Don't go overboard in praising required behavior: 'We have only done our duty' (Luke 17:10). But do go overboard when your child confesses the truth, repents honestly, takes chances, and loves openly. Praise the developing character in your child as it emerges in active, loving, responsible behavior.