Best Quotes about Character
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is victory organized.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
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?
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
A rich man has no need of character.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
A man's character is his fate.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
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