Best Quotes about Character
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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.
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.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
Character development is the aim of education.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
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.
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