Best Quotes about Character
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Character is simply habit long continued.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
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 the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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
A rich man has no need of character.
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
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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.
Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.
Bounds, E. M.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
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.
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
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
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
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