Best Quotes about Character
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
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
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our 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.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
A rich man has no need of character.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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.
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.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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