Best Quotes about Character
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is victory organized.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is our destiny.
Character is simply habit long continued.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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 formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
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.
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;
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
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?
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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