Best Quotes about Character
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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
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.
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.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Integrity has no need of rules.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
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.
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