Best Quotes about Character
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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 builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is our destiny.
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.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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 higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
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