Best Quotes about Character
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
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!.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is simply habit long continued.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character is our destiny.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Integrity has no need of rules.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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