Best Quotes about Character
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.
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
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.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character is our destiny.
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
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
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
A man's character is his fate.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
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