Best Quotes about Character
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
Character is our destiny.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
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
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!.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Integrity has no need of rules.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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
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.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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