Best Quotes about Character
A rich man has no need of character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is victory organized.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
Character is our destiny.
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.
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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