Best Quotes about Character
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
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.
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.
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus 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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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 a victory, not a gift.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
A man's character is his fate.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
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
Our character...is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.
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.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Macaulay, Thomas B.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
A rich man has no need of character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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 is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Gaulle, Charles De
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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 develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character is our destiny.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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