Best Quotes about Character
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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 a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is our destiny.
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 contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
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.
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
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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