Best Quotes about Character
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
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character development is the aim of education.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is our destiny.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
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
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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;
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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?
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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!.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a 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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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