Best Quotes about Character
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
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 quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is victory organized.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Character is our destiny.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A rich man has no need of character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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
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