Best Quotes about Character
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
A rich man has no need of 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
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
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.
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
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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