Best Quotes about Character
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
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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.
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.
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
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is our destiny.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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