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.
Best Quotes about Character
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Character is simply habit long continued.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
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.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
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
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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