Best Quotes about Character
Character is our destiny.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
A man's character is his fate.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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 four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is victory organized.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
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