Best Quotes about Character
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
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.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.
Haliburton, Thomas C.
One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.
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;
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Character is simply habit long continued.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Washington, Booker T.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
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.
There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude
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
Integrity has no need of rules.
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Arran, Earl of
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
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.
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
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
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.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate -- to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
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.
Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.
Thoreau, Henry David
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