Best Quotes about Character
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William 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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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