Best Quotes about Character
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
Character development is the aim of education.
Character is victory organized.
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.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
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.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
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.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
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.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
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.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
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.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
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!.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
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