Best Quotes about Character
Character is victory organized.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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 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.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A rich man has no need of character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
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