Best Quotes about Character
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A man's character is his fate.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
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;
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
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
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is our destiny.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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