Best Quotes about Character
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
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
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
Spurgeon, Charles Haddon
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
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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