Best Quotes about Character
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
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is victory organized.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
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.
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, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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