Best Quotes about Character
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
A rich man has no need of character.
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
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
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
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
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
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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