Best Quotes about Character
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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!.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is victory organized.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
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.
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