Best Quotes about Character
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Character is victory organized.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
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.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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