Best Quotes about Character
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is victory organized.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker 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.
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