Best Quotes about Character
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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 made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
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
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
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
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
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Integrity has no need of rules.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
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
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
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