Best Quotes about Character
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is simply habit long continued.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
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 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.
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