Best Quotes about Character
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
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
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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
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?
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
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.
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