Best Quotes about Character
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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?
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
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is victory organized.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is simply habit long continued.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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