Best Quotes about Character
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
A rich man has no need of character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
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
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
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.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
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
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character development is the aim of education.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
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