Best Quotes about Character
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!.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
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 highest qualities of character must be earned.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
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
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
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
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
Character is the result of a system of stereotyped principles.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
A rich man has no need of character.
Character development is the aim of education.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
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