Best Quotes about Character
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is simply habit long continued.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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;
Character is a victory, not a gift.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
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.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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