Best Quotes about Character
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
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character is victory organized.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
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
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