Best Quotes about 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
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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 simply habit long continued.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is victory organized.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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