Best Quotes about Character
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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!.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is our destiny.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is victory organized.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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