Best Quotes about Character
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character development is the aim of education.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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 made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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