Best Quotes about Character
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
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.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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