Best Quotes about Character
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is victory organized.
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
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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;
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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