Best Quotes about Character
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
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
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
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!.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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 a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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