Best Quotes about Character
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A man's character is his fate.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character is our destiny.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
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.
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?
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
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!.
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.
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