Best Quotes about Character
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is victory organized.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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 must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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 is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his 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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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 man's character is his fate.
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
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?
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Integrity has no need of rules.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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