Best Quotes about Character
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Integrity has no need of rules.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is our destiny.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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