Best Quotes about Character
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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.
Character is victory organized.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
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
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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 simply habit long continued.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
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
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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.
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.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
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.
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
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
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.
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