Best Quotes about Character
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Character is our destiny.
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
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character development is the aim of education.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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