Best Quotes about Character
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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!.
Character development is the aim of education.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Character is simply habit long continued.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Character matters; leadership descends from 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 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
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.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
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
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character is victory organized.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
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