Best Quotes about Character
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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 our destiny.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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.
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
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
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
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
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