Best Quotes about Character
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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
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
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A man's character is his fate.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Character is victory organized.
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.
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
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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