Best Quotes about Character
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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 is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
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
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.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
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.
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
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.
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
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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 don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
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.
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