Best Quotes about Character
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
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
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
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.
Character is victory organized.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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 tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
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
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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
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;
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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