Best Quotes about Character
You must look into people, as well as at them.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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