Best Quotes about Character
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your 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
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is our destiny.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
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
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
Character development is the aim of education.
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