Best Quotes about Character
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.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
A rich man has no need of character.
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
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
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.
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
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is our destiny.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is 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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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