Best Quotes about Character
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is our destiny.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
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
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
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