Best Quotes about Character
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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 contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
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.
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.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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