Best Quotes about Character
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
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
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
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