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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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 only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
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
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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 can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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