Best Quotes about Character
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is simply habit long continued.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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?
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
A rich man has no need of character.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
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
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