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.
Best Quotes about Character
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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;
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is victory organized.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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 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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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