Best Quotes about Character
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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 that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character development is the aim of education.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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
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
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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