Best Quotes about Character
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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?
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.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
Character is victory organized.
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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!.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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.
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
Character is a victory, not a gift.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
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