Best Quotes about Character
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
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is simply habit long continued.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is our destiny.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is victory organized.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
A man's character is his fate.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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 another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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