Best Quotes about Character
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
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?
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
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.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
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
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
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 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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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 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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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