Best Quotes about Character
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
Sivananda, Sri Swami
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
A rich man has no need of character.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
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
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character is our destiny.
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
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.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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.
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.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
Character is victory organized.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A man's character is his fate.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
Dyke, Henry Van
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
A man's character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
Beecher, Henry Ward
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.
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