Best Quotes about Character
Character development is the aim of education.
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
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is our destiny.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
A man's character is his fate.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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