Best Quotes about Character
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
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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?
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
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