Best Quotes about Character
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is victory organized.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
A man's character is his fate.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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