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.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Character development is the aim of education.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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
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
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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!.
They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence
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.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
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 with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Character is simply habit long continued.
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.
A rich man has no need of character.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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.
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
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
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