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Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
Gary Ryan Blair

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Theodore Roosevelt

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
Francis Arinze

Maya is hellbent on revenge. She cannot accept Dev has chosen Sunita instead of her. [on her Corrie character]
Sasha Behar

In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay

I always knew I wanted to be a character in the movies...Watching movies took me away from my own problems and gave me a total escape.
Josh Evans

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

They told me they wanted to try to do it and I said 'Well I enjoyed playing the character'
Mark Wahlberg

Be true to your characters and they'll be true to you. [so what happens if you are false to them?]
Laurell Hamilton

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

'some of the lines that I say on the show well I will say it or I think I know how to say it, then someone like James or someone else will come up to me and say you dont know what that means do you? For example the term walking your dog... not got a clue even my Dad knows I don't get it which is embarrassing' - Katie talking about how there are times when she doesn't know what her character's talking about!
Katie Holmes

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech
Quintilian

Cassidy is the sexiest character Iíve played yet. This one girl has something for every guy.
Jennifer Sky

To me it's entirely logical, particularly when you are doing a film noir, you may as well go right through with that theme, and the central character could in fact be what he is chasing... (on Deckard, in Blade Runner)
Ridley Scott

Playing the character of Irena is fantastic and I love playing this role.
Ida Nowakowska

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
Joyce Cary

By reading the characteristic features of any man's castles in the air you can make a shrewd guess as to his underlying desires which are frustrated.
John Dewey

It's nice to play a character that has a soulful, dependent, close relationship. It must mean my character is interesting in some way. [not necessarily, Jeff!]
Jeff Goldblum

I can't stand it when Lewis Hamilton or anyone else, is made out to be a godlike character. If Lewis was driving for Red Bull I'm sure he would race extremely well, but he'd be battling for points.
David Coulthard

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?
Leonardo Dicaprio

She's bound to upset a few of the Newton Park officers [on her new character]
Leslie Ash

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
Leonardo Dicaprio

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Robert Baden-Powell

I put myself into character for my songs.
Michelle Branch

Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch

One woman reads another's character
Without the tedious trouble of deciphering
Ben Jonson

Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
Leonardo Dicaprio

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
Max Beerbohm

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington

There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Rudy Giuliani

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
Emma Goldman

He's a good person and tennis wise he's not bad, but our characters don't fit together. He's a bit too soft for me. I'll be looking for someone else after this tournament. [on dumping her coach]
Nadia Petrova

'It's not always a bed of roses, but the blend of characters makes the
strength of the team.' - A team-building tip
Steve Redgrave

Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed.
Hannah More

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day...
Orison Swett Marden

This has been a very hard decision for me to make, because I'm so happy here on EastEnders, but it's been a long time without a proper break, and I just feel some time off would be good for me, and probably the character too. [on taking a break from Eastenders]
Barbara Windsor

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Spiro Agnew

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
Emma Goldman

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.
Ambrose Bierce

If you are inclined to leave your character solitary for any considerable length of time, better question yourself. Fiction is association, not
A B Guthrie Jr

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine

The key to writing real characters is not to treat everybody like a real person and give everybody a good side and a bad.
Jon Favreau

I like bars with a mixed cast of characters, including writers and blue-collar types, and places that have a good vibe of semianonymity. There's a beach bar in Santa Monica called Chez Jay that I'm crazy about. Warren Beatty used to go there back in the seventies, and it's got a nice mix of people and a great jukebox
Luke Wilson

You get to know more of the character of a man in a round of golf than in six months of political experience.
David Lloyd George

The propositions of philosophy are not factual, but linguistic in character - that is, they do not describe the behaviour of physical, or even mental, objects; they express definitions, or the formal consequences of definitions. [Ayer was a logical positivist]
A J Ayer

My own political future depends on my own strength of character dealing with the points that are raised.
Charles Clarke

About ten years ago I appeared on Wogan as myself. The next day a man came up to me in the street and said, 'You're Harry Enfield, aren't you? I love your characters! Stavros cracks me up and as for Loadsamoney - he's the biz! But I saw you on Wogan last night - you're a right prat in real life, aren't you?'
Harry Enfield

Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great
Carlo Goldoni



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