Best Quotes about Character
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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
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
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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.
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.
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.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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