Best Quotes about Character
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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!.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is our destiny.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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;
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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 have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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