Best Quotes about Character
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
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
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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.
A man's character is his fate.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
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.
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is our destiny.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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