Best Quotes about Character
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
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A rich man has no need of 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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
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
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Character is simply habit long continued.
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
Character is our destiny.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
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
Character is victory organized.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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