Best Quotes about Character
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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
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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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
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
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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 real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
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.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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 character of a man is known from his conversations.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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