Best Quotes about Character
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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 cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A rich man has no need of character.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Character is victory organized.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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!.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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