Best Quotes about Character
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
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.
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.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Character development is the aim of education.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
A rich man has no need of character.
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?
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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