Best Quotes about Character
A man's character is his fate.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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 develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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
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.
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 man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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?
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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