Best Quotes about Character
Character is simply habit long continued.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is our destiny.
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
A rich man has no need of character.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
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.
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