Best Quotes about Character
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
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!.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is our destiny.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Integrity has no need of rules.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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