Best Quotes about Character
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
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.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is our destiny.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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!.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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