Best Quotes about Character
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
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!.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character is victory organized.
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 is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
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
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
A rich man has no need of character.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is 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.
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
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
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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