Best Quotes about Character
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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!.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is our destiny.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
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
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
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 a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
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 without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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