Best Quotes about Character
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is victory organized.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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
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.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
A rich man has no need of character.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
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.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
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
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
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.
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
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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