Best Quotes about Character
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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.
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
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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 is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
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