Best Quotes about Character
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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?
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
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 cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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 lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Character is our destiny.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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