Best Quotes about Character
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character development is the aim of education.
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
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
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