Best Quotes about Character
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.
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.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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?
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man's character is his fate.
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.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
Smith, Roy L.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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.
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.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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!.
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
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.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is our destiny.
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
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
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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 rich man has no need of character.
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