Best Quotes about Character
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character development is the aim of education.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
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
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character is victory organized.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
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
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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