Best Quotes about Character
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Integrity has no need of rules.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
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