Best Quotes about Character
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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?
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
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
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
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with 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.
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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 is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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 victory organized.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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