Best Quotes about Character
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is our destiny.
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
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
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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 lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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.
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.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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 quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
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;
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character development is the aim of education.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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