Best Quotes about Character
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Character is simply habit long continued.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
A man's character is his fate.
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.
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
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
To succeed is nothing -- it's an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
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.
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
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
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.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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
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.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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.
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.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.
Forster, Edward M.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
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
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Aquinas, St. Thomas
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
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.
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