Best Quotes about Character
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
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
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
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is a victory, not a gift.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
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
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is victory organized.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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