Best Quotes about Character
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
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
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
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 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 our destiny.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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 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.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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