Best Quotes about Character
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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;
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.
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 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.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is victory organized.
Character development is the aim of education.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
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
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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