Best Quotes about Character
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.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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 always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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 higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his 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.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is victory organized.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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