Best Quotes about Character
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
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.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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;
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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