Best Quotes about Character
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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!.
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.
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.
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 preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
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
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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