Best Quotes about Character
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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 formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
A rich man has no need of character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character development is the aim of education.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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