Best Quotes about Character
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
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Character is victory organized.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
A man's character is his fate.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
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
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Character is a victory, not a gift.
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
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
A rich man has no need of character.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
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.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
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
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
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.
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.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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
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