Best Quotes about Character
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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 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.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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