Best Quotes about Character
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is victory organized.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is our destiny.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Integrity has no need of rules.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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