Best Quotes about Character
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is victory organized.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
Character development is the aim of education.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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
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.
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
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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!.
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