Best Quotes about Character
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
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
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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.
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!.
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
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.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
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.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
A man's character is his fate.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.
Linall Jr. A. L.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
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 consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
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