Best Quotes about Character
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.
Character is our destiny.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is victory organized.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
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
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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