Best Quotes about Character
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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;
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
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
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 is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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!.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
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