Best Quotes about Character
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
A rich man has no need of character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
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
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
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 simply habit long continued.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is victory organized.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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.
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