Best Quotes about Character
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character is simply habit long continued.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A man's character is his fate.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
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.
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
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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
Character is our destiny.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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