Best Quotes about Character
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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 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
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
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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?
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character development is the aim of education.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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!.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
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