Best Quotes about Character
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
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?
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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!.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
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.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is victory organized.
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