Best Quotes about 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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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!.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
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.
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.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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?
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
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