Best Quotes about Character
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Marie Henri Beyle
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
A man's character is his fate.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
Boardman, George D.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
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
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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