Quotes About Character Building

Quotes tagged as "character-building" (showing 1-30 of 56)
David O. McKay
“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”
David O. McKay

Swami Satchidananda
“Yoga says instinct is a trace of an old experience that has been repeated many times and the impressions have sunk down to the bottom of the mental lake. Although they go down, they aren’t completely erased. Don’t think you ever forget anything. All experiences are stored in the chittam; and, when the proper atmosphere is created, they come to the surface again. When we do something several times it forms a habit. Continue with that habit for a long time, and it becomes your character. Continue with that character and eventually, perhaps in another life, it comes up as instinct. (92)”
Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Charlene Costanzo
“The first gift is Strength. May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it.”
Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts of Birth

Shampa Sharma
“Take the time out to have a look at yourself, it might help you to appreciate yourself better.”
Shampa Sharma

Jules Verne
“Your story is not a picture of life; it lacks the elements of truth. And why? Simply because you run straight on to the end; because you do not analyze. Your heroes do this thing or that from this or that motive, which you assign without ever a thought of dissecting their mental and moral natures. Our feelings, you must remember, are far more complex than all that. In real life every act is the
resultant of a hundred thoughts that come and go, and these
you must study, each by itself, if you would create a living
character. 'But,' you will say, 'in order to note these fleeting
thoughts one must know them, must be able to follow them in their capricious meanderings.You have simply to make use of hypnotism, electrical or human, which gives one a two-fold being, setting free the witness-personality so that it may see, understand, and remember the reasons which determine the personality that acts.”
Jules Verne, In the Year 2889

“Life will never meet all of our expectations. We must nonetheless accept all disappointments without becoming bitter and cynical. We must always remain mindful of the opportunity to extend kindness and work to improve our character.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Bohdi Sanders
“Your reputation is what others think of you; your character is what you truly are. Reputations can be manipulated; character can only be developed and maintained.”
Bohdi Sanders, Men of the Code: Living as a Superior Man

Bohdi Sanders
“Don't seek to be respected by everyone, rather seek to be worthy of being respected by everyone.”
Bohdi Sanders, Modern Bushido: Living a Life of Excellence

Saru Singhal
“We never plant trees in other people's yard and hope them to grow. We plant them in ours, water them and take care of them. We should do the same with our lives. Never lay it on others.”
Saru Singhal

Richelle E. Goodrich
“One of the most critical decisions made in life is choosing with whom to spend your time. For it is those close relationships that gradually mold our character until we become a reflection of the company we keep.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

William Golding
“Allow me to tell you, Mr Taylor", said I, but quietly as the occassion demanded, "that one gentleman does not rejoice at the misfortune of another in public".”
William Golding, Rites of Passage

“Give someone you wronged a chance to express their true feelings and learn about yourself and your shortcomings.”
Unarine Ramaru

“Fateful encounters with a cruel world reveal our character. No human is immune from heartbreaking loss. Regardless of our socioeconomic status, eventually everybody shall suffer a grievous personal loss, a body blow that inflicts pain of inexpressible magnitude.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Sometimes all you need is to forgive yourself.”
Unarine Ramaru

“The only relevance worth to pursue, is living your passion through your interests.”
Unarine Ramaru

“Experience and wisdom are more tangible than materialism.”
Unarine Ramaru

James Scudamore
“It wasn't so much that my mother always had to have her own way; it was more that if you disagreed with her, the rhetorical power this unleashed would shock you into seeing things from her point of view. The minute she sensed resistance, all of her intellect would be summoned into an irresistible arrowhead of purpose, and the most sensible strategic approach was therefore never to disagree with her too forcefully.”
James Scudamore, The Amnesia Clinic

Colson Whitehead
“Her father dropped her off in front of the place where she was to live and left the engine running. Lila Mae removed the two suitcases from the back of the pickup truck. The suitcases were new, with a formidable casing of green plastic. Scratchproof, supposedly. Her father had only been able to afford them because they were, manufacturer's oats aside, scratched — gouged actually, as if an animal had taken them in its fangs to teach them about hubris.”
Colson Whitehead

Katherine McIntyre
“We’d never talked about his parents, like he was some underwater Peter Pan.”
Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never fear to lose your three square meal per day if that will cause you to be a fan of the truth. Never fear to have a decrease in the number of your friends if you should maintain the truth…”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“With every passing day, we add a page to our personal story, an illustrative script that casts our character shaped by an implacable external environment and fashioned by our supple state of inwardness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We employ education and the convictions gained through the intermeshing of personal experiences and fresh ideas to establish the configuration of our being that in actuality was our mysterious potentiality from the very inception of our birth.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“None of us commences life utterly alone. We each carry within our granular mass the protoplasm residue of past generations’ ideas, customs, values, infatuations, prejudices, ethics, and mores. The lees wrought from our seedlings contribute to the social order that oversees a newborn’s future. How we conduct ourselves in the here and now emulates our heritage, delineates the parameters of the present culture, and sets the embryonic stage for the emergent ethos of our future and for the generations of people whom we will never meet.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Louisa May Alcott
“I almost wish I hadn't any conscience; its so inconvenient. If I didn't care about doing right and didn't feel uncomfortable when doing wrong, I should get on capitally. I can't help wishing sometimes that Father and Mother hadn't been so particular about such things. Ah Joe, instead of wishing that, thank God that Father and Mother were particular and pity from your heart those who have no such guardians to hedge them round with principles that may seem like prison walls to impatient youth, but which will prove sure foundations to build character upon in womanhood.”
Louisa May Alcott

Michael Ende
“The House of Change... is bigger inside than out.”
Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

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