Best Quotes about Character
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
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.
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.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character development is the aim of education.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his 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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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 formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
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