Best Quotes about Character
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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 formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character development is the aim of education.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
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