Best Quotes about Character
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
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
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
You must look into people, as well as at them.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
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