Best Quotes about Character
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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