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.
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.
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.
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is victory organized.
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.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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 his fate.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
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
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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