Best Quotes about Character
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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 take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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
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 a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
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.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is our destiny.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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!.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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 keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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 don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
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