Best Quotes about Character
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Lubbock, Sir John
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
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 you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
You can buy a person's time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty. You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.
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.
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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
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.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
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
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
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.
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.
Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.
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
We falsely attribute to men a determined character -- putting together all their yesterdays -- and averaging them -- we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support -- it is worse than a large family -- he is the silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
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.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
Juvenal, (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Covey, Stephen R.
A rich man has no need of character.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
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.
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