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.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
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.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
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.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.