Best Quotes about Character
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
A rich man has no need of character.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
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.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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;
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.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
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.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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