Best Quotes about Character
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
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
Character is victory organized.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.
Peter The Great
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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 is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
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.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Richards, Mary Caroline
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character development is the aim of education.
That which we call character is a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means. It is conceived of as a certain undemonstrable force, a familiar or genius, by whose impulses the man is guided, but whose counsels he cannot impart.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The character of a man is known from his conversations.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
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.
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
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
Thomas, John M.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
Michener, James A.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
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