Best Quotes about Character
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John 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.
A man's character is his fate.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Integrity has no need of rules.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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 is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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 higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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