Best Quotes about Character
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
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
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
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
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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