Best Quotes about Character
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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;
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man's character is his fate.
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.
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.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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 builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
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.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character is our destiny.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
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.
Cicero, Marcus T.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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