Best Quotes about Character
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Integrity has no need of rules.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is victory organized.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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