Best Quotes about Character
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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?
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Character is our destiny.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character is victory organized.
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