Best Quotes about Character
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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 a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
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
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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 is a victory, not a gift.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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 is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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.
Character is our destiny.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
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