Best Quotes about Character
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
A man's character is his fate.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
A rich man has no need of character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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 is simply habit long continued.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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 development is the aim of education.
Character is victory organized.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is a victory, not a gift.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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