Best Quotes about Character
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is our destiny.
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.
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.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
A rich man has no need of character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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 result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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;
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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