Best Quotes about Character
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Integrity has no need of rules.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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 not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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