Best Quotes about Character
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
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
A rich man has no need of character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Integrity has no need of rules.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is victory organized.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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