Best Quotes about Character
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character development is the aim of education.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
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.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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 like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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