Best Quotes about Character
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character is simply habit long continued.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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