Best Quotes about Character
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is victory organized.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Character is simply habit long continued.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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
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.
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