Best Quotes about Character
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character is victory organized.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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.
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
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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