Best Quotes about 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.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
A man's character is his fate.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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