Best Quotes about Character
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
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.
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.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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 made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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 tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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 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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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
A man's character is his fate.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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