Best Quotes about Character
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
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 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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character development is the aim of education.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Character is our destiny.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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