Best Quotes about Character
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is victory organized.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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