Best Quotes about Character
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 like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
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
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
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
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Covey, Stephen R.
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.
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.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Lowell, James Russell
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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.
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
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Thoreau, Henry David
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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