Best Quotes about Character
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is victory organized.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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 simply habit long continued.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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
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