Best Quotes about Character
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
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
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is victory organized.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A rich man has no need of 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
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
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