Best Quotes about Character
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.
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.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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