Best Quotes about Character
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is victory organized.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A man's character is his fate.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Integrity has no need of rules.
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
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
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!.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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