Best Quotes about Character
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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 all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
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.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is simply habit long continued.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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