Best Quotes about Character
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character development is the aim of education.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
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
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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!.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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.
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.
Character is our destiny.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
Integrity has no need of rules.
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.
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
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.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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