Best Quotes about Character
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
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.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Baruch, Bernard M.
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
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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.
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;
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Integrity has no need of rules.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
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.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
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.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
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
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
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