Best Quotes about Character
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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
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.
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
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.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
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
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.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
A rich man has no need of character.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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 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.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
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?
Character development is the aim of education.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Character is simply habit long continued.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
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.
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