Best Quotes about 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
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 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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms 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.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
A man's character is his fate.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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
Character is victory organized.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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