Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.— Anne Frank
Helpful Great Character quotations
My success symbolizes loyalty, great friends, Dedication, hard work, routine builds character. In a world full of snakes, rats and scavengers
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Preparing a character is the opposite of building-it is a demolishing, removing brick by brick everything in the actor's muscles, ideas and inhibitions that stands between him and the part, until one day, with a great rush of air, the character invades his every pore.
There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time.
... Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
Great advantage is drawn from knowledge of your adversary, and when you know the measure of his intelligence and character, you can use it to play on his weakness.
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.
It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion.
I'm a great believer in the character of the club.
To me, character has a lot to do with how you compete. That creates urgency and toughness. That elevates the talent that you have.
Good citizenship and defending democracy means living up to the ideals and values that make this country great.
[We need] someone bold, to put himself at the head of the disaffected and rally them against the oppressor. Some great character who could captivate the people... someone wise who could direct the actions of an unbridled and floating multitude.
Watch people do their most common actions;
these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
I like the sensibility of Australian film a lot and the crews are fantastic.
Great characters, wonderful people and no line between - I think in Hollywood they have this line between actors and crew a lot, and that just didn't exist, which I really appreciated.
The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
After 'Prom Night' I did two movies where I was playing a prostitute.
I gravitate towards characters that have some sort of inner turmoil or some sort of character arc. That's the great thing about acting, so many different things and being really diverse in your choices.
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality.
The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
When I was little, we had a Golden Book that had all these Disney characters in one portrait on the first page. My dad used to read from it every night. We'd play this game of find Pluto or find Donald Duck. He'd read us stories and do all the voices. Those are great memories.
Greatness of mind becomes an object of love only when the power at work in it itself has a noble character
Someone once said anyone can be great under rosy circumstances, but the true test of character is measured by how well a person makes decisions during difficult times.
I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.
Good character is that quality which makes one dependable whether being watched or not, which makes one truthful when it is to one's advantage to be a little less than truthful, which makes one courageous when faced with great obstacles and which endows one with the firmness of' wise self-discipline.
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.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character.
I often concentrate on the eyes and lips, they are great indicators of mood and feeling, and I find that I can project character into my portraits by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas.