Best Quotes about Character
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
You must look into people, as well as at them.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
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.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
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
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
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
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
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.
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