A strong reputation is like a good bonfire. When you have one kindled it's easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes.— Zachary Taylor
Astonishing Strong Character quotations
We are what we believe we are.
Ambition, as that passion is generally understood,- a strong desire to rise above others, to occupy the first place, - formed no part of Lafayette's character. In him the passion was nothing more than a constant and irresistible wish to do good.
Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.
Remember that your ultimate goal is for your children to grow up secure in your love, strong in their faith, and with sound character.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
Thierry is the best striker in the world.
By far he's the best in the world. Thierry doesn't just score goals. Even when he's not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big.
I've been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my 'Star Trek' character and I've been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
The way is not always easy, but in order to bring a work through to completion, you will need a strong character, a broad foundation of knowledge and an enormous force of persuasion.
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.
True faith takes its character and quality from its object.
Its strength therefore depends on the character of Christ. Even those of us who have weak faith have the same strong Christ as others!
I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
I want to do a little bit of everything.
I love sci-fi. I think it's more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I'm very interested in futuristic stuff, anything.
Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.
Their gunnin' for me, want to see me fall, you know my story, been through it all, times I felt like dyin', but I ain't cryin', what didn't kill me, makes me strong as iron.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
Those who understand the gospel cannot possibly look down on anyone, since they were saved by sheer grace, not by their perfect doctrine or strong moral character.
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness.
The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
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.
Anybody can quit. Only a real champion and a person of character and strength can keep going and refuse to give up.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
It is not true that fate slips silently into our lives.
It steps in through the door that we have opened, and we invite it to enter. No one is strong enough or cunning enough to avert by word or deed the misfortune that is rooted in the iron laws of his character and his life.
It's nice to do something about something that scares you rather than just run from it and hope that someone saves you. I like seeing strong female characters and somebody who doesn't run away screaming when scared, but confronts the monsters.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women.
I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there.
What makes a strong female character is a character who has weaknesses, who has flaws, who is maybe not immediately likable, but eventually relatable.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Being an # entrepreneur is not a get-rich scheme;
it takes # strength of character to keep going.
I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. I actually tend to suspect that in real life, there have always been very strong female characters, but at certain stages of society, they've been asked to cool it.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
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.
I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that's a strong character, the stronger the person is.
I show through my movies that I can do something else.
But I always play strong-minded characters. I think it's maybe because I'm like that. I love being by myself.
The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions.
So each man, like each plant, has his parasites.
A strong, astringent, bilious nature has more truculent enemies than the slugs and moths that fret my leaves. Such a one has curculios, borers, knife-worms; a swindler ate him first, then a client, then a quack, then smooth, plausible gentlemen, bitter and selfish as Moloch.