Quotes in character
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
The correct thing to do with authoritarians is to take them realistically for the bastards that they are and then behave toward them as if they are bastards. That is the only realistic way to treat bastards. If one smiles and assumes that trusting them and giving them the key to the pantry is going to reform them suddenly, then all that will happen is the silver will get stolen, and, also, they will become contemptuous of the "weak" Americans whom they see as spineless, stupid, unmasculine sheep to be taken advantage of. I have found whenever I have ran across authoritarian students, that the best thing for me to do was break their backs immediately...
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.