Best Quotes about Character
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character is victory organized.
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
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character development is the aim of education.
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.
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
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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;
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.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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