Best Quotes about Character
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
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 development is the aim of education.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
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.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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 is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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