Best Quotes about Character
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
The highest qualities of character must be earned.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Parkhurst, Charles H.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Buren, Abigail Van
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
Strindberg, J. August
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 lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
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