Best Quotes about Character
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
A man's character is his fate.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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 that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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;
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
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
Character is our destiny.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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