Best Quotes about Character
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.
Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
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 character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
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.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Thackeray, William M.
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 higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
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
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Character is our destiny.
Noble character is best appreciated in those ages in which it can most readily develop.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
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
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
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