Best Quotes about Character
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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!.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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 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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
A rich man has no need of character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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