Quotations About
character

Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates weak ones.

Posted in: Darrell Royal

It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.

The Friends of Voltaire (1906)

I have learned by experience that no man’s character can be eventually injured but by his own acts.

Posted in: Rowland Hill

I had applied for a job in 1948 and was called for a personal interview. However I failed to get selected. Many years later, I succeeded in finding out why I had been rejected. The remarks written by the selectors on my application were: “This woman is headstrong, obstinate and dangerously self-opinionated!”

Quoted by K. Sathyanarayana in The Power of Humor at the Workplace (2007)

I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has had very little respect for laws and constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. When I was President of the Senate, he was Senator; and he could never speak on account of the rashness of his feelings. I have seen him attempt it repeatedly, and as often choke with rage. His passions are, no doubt, cooler now; he has been much tried since I knew him, but he is a dangerous man.

"Daniel Webster’s Interview With Jefferson," 1824
Posted in: Thomas Jefferson