In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
Elizabeth Wurtzel quotes
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt quotes
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von quotes
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank quotes
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and selfcontrol to be understanding and forgiving.
Dale Carnegie quotes
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an "Honest Man."
George Washington quotes
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Helen Keller quotes
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...
Samuel Smiles quotes
Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
Thomas Jefferson quotes