Best Quotes about Character
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
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.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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!.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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 good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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
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;
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character is victory organized.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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 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 is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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 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.
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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