By Anne Frank
Karma is a good judge of character, and you, my friend, are f*cked.
When someone betrays you, it is a reflection of their character, not yours.
Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Whatever a man might do, whatever misery or heartache your children might give you – and they give you a lot – however much your parents irritate you – it doesn’t matter because you love them.
During the 1942 Quit India Movement, I was a student at Gwalior High School. I was arrested by the British for participating in the movement. My parents then sent me off to my village where, again, I jumped into the movement.
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
The life of every individual, viewed as a whole and in general, and when only its most significant features are emphasized, is really a tragedy; but gone through in detail it has the character of a comedy.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in other companies.
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.
Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
A man shows his character just in the way in which he deals with trifles – for then he is off his guard.
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
I try to design golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.
Politics, these days, is no occupation for an educated man, a man of character. Ignorance and total lousiness are better.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than “try to be a little kinder.”
It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.