Best Quotes about Character
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
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
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
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
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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?
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, 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
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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