Best Quotes about Character
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
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.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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
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.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it 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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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?
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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 a victory, not a gift.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
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