Best Quotes about Character
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
A man's character is his fate.
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.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
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
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.
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.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Integrity has no need of rules.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
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