Best Quotes about Character
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
A rich man has no need of character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is victory organized.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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