Best Quotes about Character
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Integrity has no need of rules.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
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