Best Quotes about Character
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms 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.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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