Best Quotes about Character
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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 develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
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 must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
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.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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 higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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 character of a man is known from his conversations.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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
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