Best Quotes about 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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
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.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
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.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A rich man has no need of character.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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