Best Quotes about Character
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Integrity has no need of rules.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
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.
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.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
A man's character is his fate.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is our destiny.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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