Best Quotes about Character
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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 not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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
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
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
Character development is the aim of education.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his 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.
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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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