Best Quotes about Character
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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 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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Character is simply habit long continued.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is our destiny.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
A man's character is his fate.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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 be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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 measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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!.
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