Best Quotes about Character
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
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
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.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is 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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
A man's character is his fate.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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;
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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