Best Quotes about Character
Character is simply habit long continued.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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!.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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