Best Quotes about Character
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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
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
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is our destiny.
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 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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
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.
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
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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