Best Quotes about Character
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
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.
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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his 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 victory organized.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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 matters; leadership descends from character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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