Best Quotes about Character
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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 formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
A rich man has no need of character.
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
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
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
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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;
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 lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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