Best Quotes about Character
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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
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 real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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
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
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
A rich man has no need of character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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