Best Quotes about 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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Integrity has no need of rules.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
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 basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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!.
A rich man has no need of character.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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