Best Quotes about Character
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
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
A man's character is his fate.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
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.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is victory organized.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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