Best Quotes about Character
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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 - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
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
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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