Best Quotes about Character
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.
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
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
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.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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