Best Quotes about Character
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
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.
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
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is a victory, not a gift.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
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.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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.
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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