Best Quotes about Character
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
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.
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
You must look into people, as well as at them.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character development is the aim of education.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is victory organized.
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