Best Quotes about Character
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
A man's character is his fate.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
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.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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