Best Quotes about Character
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
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.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is victory organized.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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 a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his 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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
A rich man has no need of character.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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