Best Quotes about Character
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his 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
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
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their 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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
A man's character is his fate.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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