Best Quotes about Character
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
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.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
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?
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.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.
Fitzwater, P. B.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Bulger, William M.
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.
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.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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.
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, that counts.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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
Judge of your natural character by what you do in dreams.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.
Marden, Orison Swett
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
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Character is simply habit long continued.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
Mason, John L.
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
Lavater, Johann Kaspar
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
A man's character is his fate.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
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.
I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Richter, Jean Paul
A rich man has no need of character.
Too many lives are needed to make just one.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Richter, Jean Paul
As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
Cicero, Marcus T.
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