Best Quotes about Character
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is victory organized.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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?
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character is our destiny.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
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.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
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