Best Quotes about Character
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.
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.
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 not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
A man's character is his fate.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
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
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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?
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.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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 in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
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