Best Quotes about Character
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Character development is the aim of education.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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;
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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 must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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